Board of Library Trustees

Trustees L-R: Julie Holcomb, Jim Novosel, Darryl Moore, Winston Burton (seated)  & Abigail Franklin.

The Berkeley Public Library is administered by a Board of Library Trustees [BOLT], the only appointed administrative Board in the City. The Board consists of five Berkeley residents; one member of the Board must also be a member of the City Council. Members of the Board are appointed for four year terms by the City Council as a whole.

Pictured in the photo to the right from L-R (back): Vice-Chair Julie Holcomb, Jim Novosel & Darryl Moore. (seated) Winston Burton & Chair Abigail Franklin.

The Board of Library Trustees meets regularly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 P.M. Rescheduling sometimes occurs; call the Library Administrative office at 510-981-6195 to verify time and date. Meeting locations are subject to change. Please check the current agenda packet to confirm location and time. The packet is available at all Library location and online.

2015 Meeting Schedule

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BOLT ContactLibrary Contact

 Contact Us (Library Administration) 
Sarah Dentan, Director of Library Services, BOLT Secretary 510-981-6195

Next Meeting and Meeting Materials

Past Meetings, Agenda Packets and Audio

Note: Beginning with the July 2010 meeting, the Berkeley Public Library will post audio of all BOLT meetings. The audio is available in .MP3 or .WMA formats (requires either the Microsoft Windows Media player (PC) or Microsoft Silverlight plugin (Mac OS X & PC) to play back.)




MP3 MP3 Audiofile

WMA Windows Media


10/02/2015Special MeetingAgenda   
09/09/2015Special Meeting AgendaAudio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
09/09/2015Regular MeetingAgenda 
Library Operations Presentation
 Collection Development Presentation
Audio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File

Agenda Packet

  Minutes PDF File

Agenda Packet  PDF File

Audio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
6/10/2015CancelledCancellation Notice PDF File   

Agenda PDF File

  Minutes PDF File
5/28/2015SpecialAgenda PDF FileAudio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
5/13/2015CancelledCancellation Notice PDF File   
05/07/2015Special Agenda PDF FileAudio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
04/22/2015RegularAgenda PDF FileAudio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
04/22/2015Special (Teen Room Workshop)Agenda PDF FileAudio MP3 Audiofile Minutes PDF File
03/11/2015RegularAgenda PDF FileAudio MP3 AudiofileAudio Windows MediaMinutes PDF File
02/11/2015RegularAgenda PDF FileAudio MP3 Audiofile Audio Windows MediaMinutes PDF File

Agenda PDF File

Audio MP3 AudiofileAudio Windows MediaMinutes PDF File

For agendas and minutes of BOLT meetings prior to January 2007, see the City Clerk's Office, Boards and Commissions.