- To be the world’s leading academic library on Basque Diaspora-related information.
- To develop a collection of Basque resources, as comprehensive as possible about the Diaspora and selectively about the Basque Country.
- To preserve the documentary heritage — both primary and secondary resources— of the Basque Diaspora in the United States.
- To serve the Basque Country’s researchers and memory institutions as a portal to research in English about the Basque Country and the Diaspora.
The Jon Bilbao Basque Library is open to scholars and the community alike. At the same time, it aims to maintain an open dialogue with members of the Basque Diaspora and Basque organizations.