Library Board of Trustees

Enriching Lives, Providing Resources

Helping people develop ideas, learn and improve their lives – that’s what the Monterey Public Library is all about. By providing materials and services that enrich the intellectual, recreational and cultural life of the community, the Library serves a purpose unlike any other institution. The Monterey Library Board of Trustees is charged with continuing this long tradition of enrichment.

"The Monterey Public Library staff continually strives to make its services and material more accessible and responsive to the needs of our community. It's an adventure being part of that effort in our dynamic world." - Harry Wareham, Former Member, Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board's Responsibilities

Unlike other City boards and commissions, the Library Board of Trustees is an administrative board established by the Monterey City Charter. The Board establishes Library policies, hires the Library Director, and recommends the Library budget to the City Council.

Many cultural and educational institutions have similar structures to help ensure that outside influences do not encumber intellectual freedom or the public’s access to information that reflects many points of view.

Current Trustees

Marsha Moroh, Chair

Jim Thomson, Vice-Chair

Harish Joshi

Bob Petty

Meeting Schedule

The Monterey Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise announced). These are public meetings, you are welcome to attend. Agendas are posted outside of the Council Chamber 72 hours prior to regular meetings.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom's Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, and to do all we can to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), meetings will be conducted with virtual (electronic) participation only. Members of the public may watch the live stream of the City Council and Boards and Commission meetings at (up to 10 second delay) or on television on Channel 25 (up to 90 second delay). The YouTube live stream has the shortest delay and is recommended for anyone wishing to provide public comment. For additional information, visit  I-SEARCH MONTEREY.

Agendas and Minutes

Library Board agendas including all attachments and minutes are available on the Web through I-SEARCH MONTEREY.

More Information

For questions or comments or if you want to present a matter to the Board, please call the Administrative Office at (831) 646-5669 or send an e-mail to Library Director Inga Waite at