Now Accepting Applications for the Board

The Spokane Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a vacancy on the board. The Board of Trustees is the governing and policy-making board for the Spokane Public Library. Board positions are voluntary, and residents chosen to fill them are selected to serve 5-year terms. Candidates must be available to meet monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm, as well as other infrequent committee meetings as needed.

We encourage applications from people who believe in the mission of the public library, are inspired to learn and articulate the Library’s vision, and who are familiar with our community. All applicants must live within Spokane city limits and have done so for at least one year. Women, BIPOC, veterans, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

“Serving as a library trustee is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a critical organization that serves all of Spokane,” Library Board President Lara Hemingway said. “The Library is growing and moving in new, exciting directions and the trustees have an important role in supporting that.”

Information about the Library and the Board of Trustees is available on the Spokane Public Library website.

How to apply
To apply for a position on the Library Board of Trustees, fill out this application and submit to the Mayor’s office by emailing You may also mail a completed application or deliver in person to the MySpokane Customer Service counter at City Hall; 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201.

The Board of Trustees will review applications on an ongoing basis until filled. The Mayor will appoint the final candidate and recommend the candidate to the Spokane City Council for approval.

For more information about the Library and the responsibilities of the Library Board, please contact Spokane Public Library Director Andrew Chanse, If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Mayor’s Office at