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Posted on: January 11, 2021

San Mateo Library Board - Apply to Serve!

Community involvement in local government plays an important and active role in the City of San Mateo. The City Council seeks participation from its diversely skilled citizens and encourages all who are interested to apply for a position on the San Mateo Library Board. This is for a term ending June 10, 2024. 

About the Library Board

The Library Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Main Library Cedar Room (meets virtually during COVID-19 pandemic.) The board serves in an advisory capacity to the City Librarian, City Manager and Council. 

Some of the responsibilities include: oversee the Library department’s policies and to accept in the name of the City, money, personal and real property donated for Library purposes. 

How to Apply

The Boards and Commission Application can be completed online, mailed upon request by emailing or phoning (650) 522-7040. Visit to download the application and learn more about Becoming a Commissioner.  The deadline to apply is Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. 

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Must be a resident and a registered voter of the City of San Mateo 
  • Attend board meetings 
  • If appointed, must attend a commissioner orientation session and any training offered 
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Board/Commission they are applying to serve on

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