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There shall be a Board of Library Trustees consisting of five (5) members to be appointed by the Council. Terms of Library Trustees shall be four (4) years. The terms shall be staggered.

The Board of Library Trustees shall have the following powers, duties, and responsibilities:

(a) To select all books, magazines, periodicals, recordings, films, pictures, photographs, programs received through electronic media, documents, or any other cultural items for circulation from or study in the Monterey Public Library.

(b) To make and enforce such bylaws, rules and regulations as it may deem necessary for the administration of the Monterey Public Library program.

(c) To appoint and remove the Library Director who shall be the department head, and any such other library personnel as may be necessary for the operation of the library program.

(d) To perform such additional duties and have such additional powers as may be prescribed by ordinance or resolution.

There shall be maintained a library trust fund which shall consist of the present library trust fund together with all gifts, devises or bequests received for the use of the library hereafter and all miscellaneous revenues of the library, except fines. Expenditures from said fund shall be made by the Council for such library purposes as are requested by the Library Board and as are in conformity with the conditions of any such gifts, devises, or bequests.