The ultimate aim of all public library activities is service to the people. The library collection is maintained for service; cataloging activities facilitate service; and the library building and equipment provide the physical means for service to the people.
Current knowledge of the community; well-planned hours of service; easy circulation methods; and advertising the collection add to the service of library-owned materials and will help in the development of the library’s service to the people.
Through service, the library staff meets the individual, helps him locate resources, furnishes material, and aids the individual in its use. In short, service opens the door to knowledge.