Library Board

About the Library Board:


The Library Board was formed in 1899, making it the oldest of the city's Boards and Commissions. Library Board members are appointed by the City Council to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Librarian, City Manager and Council. Some of the responsibilities include: To oversee the Library department’s policies and to accept in the name of the City, money, personal and real property donated for Library purposes. Library Trustees serve a 4-year term and can be re-appointed to a second term.

Meeting Information:

(open to the public)
Date: Fourth Monday of each month
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Cedar Room, Main Library, 55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402

Current Board Members:

  • Lisa Diaz Nash, President
  • Elizabeth De Winter, Vice President
  • Dr. Lester Chen
  • Don Hill

Want to serve on the Library Board?


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to contribute to the Library and your local community? We have an open slot on our Library Board. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5 pm.  More Information