The Library Board of Trustees works to support and promote the mission of the Oceanside Public Library: To engage, inform, connect and inspire.
In December 1904, the City of Oceanside’s Library Board of Trustees was established by Oceanside Code Article VI with powers prescribed by the State of California Education Code. The role of the Trustees is to manage library operations and make rules and regulations regarding library hours, services and materials placed in the library. The Trustees set policy and give direction for library services in the City, review and approve the proposed library budget for submission to Council, monitor expenditures and authorize payments from the Library Fund. Library Trustees represent the community’s interest and are important advocates for library services.
There are five members of the Library Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. Members serve at the pleasure of Council for three-year terms. Each January, the Library Board elects three officers: president, vice-president, and secretary. Additionally, Board members rotate responsibility to serve as liaison to the Friends of the Library.
Current Library Board of Trustees are:
The Library Board of Trustees hold their regular, monthly meeting on the 4th Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.