About the Montgomery County Library Board

The Library Board makes recommendations to the County Executive on matters affecting the public library system, such as the location of new library facilities, the adequacy of book collections, services to outlying districts, and personnel needs of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

The Montgomery County Library Board has fourteen members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council, this includes a member representing the School Board and a member representing Montgomery College.

Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month, except in July and August, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Consult the calendar for exact dates. Meetings take place in the library's administrative offices at 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, in Rockville.

Members serve up to two 3-year terms without compensation. Three members' terms expire each fall, although sometimes positions become vacant at other times. Vacancies and application procedures are announced in county newspapers, at the libraries, on the library website, and to local organizations.

Twenty-two subcommittees of the Library Board, called Library Advisory Committees (LAC), represent each library branch and the Montgomery County Correctional Center. Library Advisory Committee membership applications can be requested at the libraries. LAC members serve up to two 3-year terms, and membership must be approved by the Library Board. Board members serve as liaisons to branch LACs, attending meetings and reporting the concerns of the LACs to the Library Board. The Accessibility Advisory Committee advices the MCPL Director and Library Board on how to increase the value of library services and programming for people with disabilities.

Library Board Bylaws

For more information, please contact Regina Holyfield-Jewett at 240-777-0016 or by email or write to Director's Office, Montgomery County Public Libraries, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, Rockville, Maryland 20850.