"The mission of the Hawaii State Public Library System is to provide Hawaii’s residents, in all walks of life, and at each stage of their lives, with access to education, information, programs and services, and to teach and nurture the love of reading and the habit of life-long learning."
"The ISL is responsible for developing library services to state government, its branches, its departments and its officials and employees, providing for the individual citizens of the state those specialized library services not generally appropriate, economical or available in other libraries of the state, supporting the development of the library profession, and strengthening services of all types of publicly and privately supported special, school, academic, and public libraries."
"The Library houses the most comprehensive collection of materials on Virginia government, history, and culture available anywhere. The collections illustrate the rich and varied past of the commonwealth, documenting the lives of Virginians whose deeds are known to all, as well as those of ordinary citizens whose accomplishments are the foundation of our heritage."
"The purpose of the Maine State Library is to lead in efforts that will provide, broaden, and improve access to information and library services regardless of location of residency. To accomplish this effort the Maine State Library is divided into two divisions: Reader and Information Services and Library Development."
"The state library provides leadership and support to the Minnesota library community in planning, developing and implementing high quality library and information services statewide. State Library Services administers federal and state grants-in-aid programs for libraries and schools."