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Library Board, Policies, and Strategic Plan

Library Board

The Library is governed by a semi-autonomous nine-member board of trustees; which is empowered by state law and city ordinance to set policy, determine goals and objectives, direct the use of monies appropriated or gifted to the Library, and to employ staff.

Board Contact Information
The current board of trustees

Board Meetings

The Library Board meets at 5:00 on the fourth Thursday of each month, the third Thursday in November and December.

Board Meeting Packets

View all board meeting packets

Library Policies

The Iowa City Public Library strives to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for all library patrons. With this in mind the Library Board has adopted a number of guidelines to use which are designed to ensure the public's access to library facilities, the safety of users and staff, and the protection of library collections, equipment and facility.

For complete policy information, use the drop-down selects below to access the official Library documents.

Policies by Name

Policies by Number

2016 - 2021 Strategic Plan

The Library's new strategic plan will begin on July 1st, 2015.




2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan

The Library's current strategic plan will conclude June 30th, 2015.

2011 - 2015 Mission Statement

The Iowa City Public Library is an innovative and responsive community center that supports lifelong learning, literacy, and access to the world of ideas.

2011 - 2015 Values Statement

The Library values and is committed to:

  • Intellectual freedom
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Community building
  • Working collaboratively
  • Minimizing barriers to use
  • Providing a welcoming environment
  • A well-trained staff

2011 - 2015 Goals

  1. Make the Library easier to use and more accessible.
  2. Improve visibility and awareness of Library services, programs and collections.
  3. Develop partnerships that build community and support the Libray's mission.
  4. Provide resources that inform, entertain and enrich.

2011 - 2015 Annual Strategic Plan Reports