About us

Welcome to the Belvedere Tiburon Library!

We are a vibrant community hub that offers a wide range of resources, programs, and services for people of all ages.

Whether you're looking for books, movies, computers, or a quiet place to study, we have something for you.

Our dedicated staff is always here to help you find what you need.

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Goal: To be a welcoming space that provides responsive services, fosters partnerships, and connects people to resources and opportunities.

Vision: A community where everyone feels included and inspired.

Mission: To nurture curiosity, spark connections, and foster lifelong learning.

Our History

The Belvedere Tiburon Library opened its doors in 1997, thanks to the dedication of local citizens committed to providing world-class library services. Designed by Bull, Stockwell, and Allen, the library reflects the architectural style of the 19th-century Belvedere railroad yard.

The site, part of an 1890s landfill for the railroad yard, offers stunning views of marshlands and Old St. Hilary's Open Space preserve.

In 2020, the Belvedere Tiburon Library embarked on an expansion project, reopening its doors in 2022. The renovation added approximately 9,000 square feet, increasing the total size of the library to around 19,500 square feet.

Library Agency

The Belvedere Tiburon Library Agency (BTLA) is a Joint Powers Agency formed by the City of Belvedere and the Town of Tiburon. As the governing body of the library, the BTLA oversees the library's operations and development.

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.

Library Use in Numbers: Jan-Mar 2024

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2024-2026 Strategic Plan

Learn about the library’s new strategic plan and four areas of focus

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Important information


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Kristin Johnson

Finance, HR, and Administrative Services Manager

(415) 789-2660

[email protected]