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Recognizing the cultural, linguistic and economic diversity of our community, the National City Public Library serves the informational, educational, social and recreational needs of all the residents of the community.  We support lifelong learning, personal enrichment and empowerment by providing access to a variety of materials and current technology, a courteous and expert staff, and a friendly environment that contributes to the quality of life in National City.


To view the National City Public Library's 5 Year Strategic Plan click here.


Every library needs support, assistance, guidance and input from the community in order to respond to the needs of the residents and to comply with the directives of the legal body that oversees its operation.  National City Public Library has a Library Board of Trustees responsible for guiding major operations, long term directions and decision-making.

The Library Board Of Trustees is regulated by  ET SEQ., Ordinance 1062 and Resolution 8210.  Five members are appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council for a three year term ending September 30th.
The Library Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Library Literacy Conference Room, at 1401 National City Blvd., 2nd floor. 

We currently have 2 open Library board positions.

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  If you would like to be considered for an appointment to the Library board, click here to apply.

To view Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda, click here.

Current Board Members are:

Deborah Hernandez-rev


Gloria Bird-rev 

Deborah Hernandez

Member Trustee

Gloria Bird

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Raymond Juarez-rev

Member Trustee

Raymond Juarez
Member Trustee


Mervin Jensen,  Adult & Teen Services           619.470.5830 mervin.jensen@nationalcitylibrary.org
Steven Schimminger,  Children's Services           619.470.5810 steven.schimminger@nationalcitylibrary.org
Matthew Boatman,  Adult Literacy Services           619.470.5860 matthew.boatman@nationalcitylibrary.org
Maria Marmolejo, Circulation           619.470.5820 maria.marmolejo@nationalcitylibrary.org 
Lupe Hernandez,  Acquisitions           619.470.5800 lupe.hernandez@nationalcitylibrary.org


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