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Address:   580 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940

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Department head: Brian Edwards

625 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 646-3933

Billed as California’s first public library (established in 1849), the Monterey Public Library keeps an extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, web services, microforms and historical collections. The library is governed by an administrative board established by the Monterey City Charter that establishes library policies, hires the library director, and recommends the library budget to the City Council. The Monterey Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise announced). These are open to the public, with agendas posted 72 hours prior to regular meetings.

Curbside Hold Pickup: Tue-Sat, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Assistance by Phone: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Monterey Public Library's incoming director looks to the future of libraries.

Brian Edwards has been in the library business since 1999, when he started in his local library in Alameda, shelving books. He was into arts as a youngster, and librarian streak runs in the family—his grandmother was a librarian and…