About us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide library services now and in the future that will encourage and support a literate, enlightened and cultured community.

Our History

The new Belvedere Tiburon Library opened in 1997. The opening was the culmination of years of hard work by talented and dedicated local citizens who wanted to bring world-class library services to their community.

The Library was designed by the firm of Bull, Stockwell, and Allen. The architectural style is that of the 19th century railroad yard in Belvedere.

The site is part of the landfill of the 1890s done to create the railroad yard. Windows frame views of the marsh lands and Old St. Hilary's Open Space preserve.

Our Agency

The Belvedere Tiburon Library is a Joint Powers Agency of the City of Belvedere and the Town of Tiburon. The Belvedere Tiburon Library Agency (BTLA) is the legal governing body of the library.

The BTLA Board consists of three Trustees appointed by the elected Belvedere City Council, three Trustees appointed by the elected Tiburon Town Council, and one Trustee appointed by the elected Reed Union School District Board. Trustees receive no compensation, health, or retirement benefits.

The Board is responsible for personnel, the collection of tax monies, budget development, operation and expenditure of money for the Library's development, operation and maintenance.

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