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Library Board of Trustees


The Library Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members normally serve four-year terms and must be residents of Carlsbad.

Meeting Times & Locations

Regular meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chamber, located at 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Watch meetings livestream.  Receive meeting agendas by email.

Meetings will be held virtually until further notice due to the County public health order.  


  • Advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to the operation of the city library system
  • Recommends contractual arrangements and mutual agreements with other libraries, cities and the county for borrowing, lending and exchanging books and other publications
  • Serves as liaison between the library and the community
  • Reports the condition of the library to the City Council and the state librarian on an annual basis.

Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 2.16

Contact Us

Suzanne Smithson
Library & Cultural Arts Director
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011