Library Staff and the Library's Trustees are excited to share news of new projects aimed at connecting with you, our community, to improve our Berkeley Public Library buildings, services, and programs. Please check back on this page for updates and new projects. Please let me know what you think of the library's plans, your opinion is important to us. Elliot Warren, Acting Director of Library Services.

Central Library Space Improvements

Project Update - June 2016

More Information about the Central Library Space Improvements

Annual Report

2018 - 2019 Strategic Priorities and Activities

The City of Berkeley's draft Strategic Plan has established nine (9) long-term strategic goals for City services. The Library has identified three (3) key goals from the plan that significantly relate to the Library’s mission:

  • Provide state-of the-art, well maintained infrastructure, amenities, and facilities
  • Champion and demonstrate social and racial equity
  • Provide excellent, timely, easily-accessible service and information to the community

The Library has identified a number of operational initiatives and activities designed to help meet these goals: 

Berkeley Public Library: FY 2019 Activities to Support City of Berkeley Strategic Plan

BPL Strategic Plans 2008 - 2017

Branch Improvement Program

Information about Measure FF and individual branch projects.
Information about Sustainable Spaces.