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Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement

Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community in the exploration of reading, arts, innovation and learning.

Vision Statement

We will create an environment of curiosity and discovery through the exploration of the arts and new technologies. This will foster creativity, spark innovation, develop human capital, and support lifelong learning.


Personalized service: Serving people with care

Our members are all individuals, and we want to treat them as such. We will strive to provide personal one-on-one service with courtesy, warmth and wisdom.


Respect: Our members’ needs and rights matter

We will respect the diverse and individual needs of our members including their rights to privacy and confidentiality.


Accessibility: Open to everyone

We are committed to providing core gallery and library services to every resident in Cambridge free of charge, and to providing convenient, accessible facilities, resources and services.


Intellectual Freedom: Opening the world to our members

We defend the right to freedom of thought, belief, opinion, choice and expression as the basis of a democratic society.