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

Bob Petty, Chair

Ralph Widmar, Vice-Chair

Marsha Moroh

Jim Thomson

Meeting Schedule

The Monterey Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly, on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise announced), in the Library Community Room. These are public meetings, you are welcome to attend.

Agendas and Minutes

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

Agendas are posted outside of the Council Chamber 72 hours prior to meetings.

If you would like to review a hard copy of any of the agenda materials, please visit the City Clerk's Office at 580 Pacific Street, Room 6.

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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