The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of the library is to provide free and convenient access to information and to promote the love of reading and research, the joy of lifelong learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities. With 1,100 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.4 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal.