The Grand Rapids Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners.

What guides us and gives us purpose.



From strategic plans to annual reports, you’ll see where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

The library has been a part of our community since 1871. Find out what’s happened since Ulysses S. Grant was president.

The library is continually building relationships with key organizations in order to promote literacy, education, and library usage.

In 2016 we gathered stories about library staff helping patrons to become resilient. Read some of our favorites from the past year.