Board of Library Trustees Meeting at Petworth Neighborhood Library

Meetings of the Board of Library Trustees are generally held on the fourth Wednesday every other month at various library locations throughout the system. These meetings are open to the public.

Important Notice
Effective November 18, 2009, the public participation process at the Board of Library Trustees meetings has changed.  More information is available in the revised public comments procedures.

The District of Columbia Public Library was created in 1898 by an Act of Congress. It was set up as an independent agency that would serve as the “people’s university.” 

Congress established a Board of Library Trustees to set policy for the library to maintain that independence. The Board of Trustees of the library is comprised of nine unpaid District residents from wards around the city. The mayor appoints board members. They are confirmed by the D.C. City Council for a maximum of two five-year terms.  If you have any questions or comments, please submit them to the following e-mail address: BoardOfLibraryTrustees@dc.gov.

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