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All locations are open today from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


All locations are open today from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


All locations are open today from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


All locations are open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All locations are open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All locations are closed today.


Kitchener Public Library Board

Kitchener Public Library is governed by a Board composed of members of the community appointed to serve for a four-year term. The composition and responsibilities of the Board are established by Provincial legislation.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak at Board meetings. Please see the schedule of meetings, as well as the procedure to be a delegate (speaker) at a Board meeting.

Board members

Contact the Board

Governance Policies

Agendas and Minutes

All files are in PDF format.


January 17, 2024  Agenda  Minutes
February 21, 2024  Agenda  Minutes
March 20, 2024  Agenda  Minutes
April 17, 2024  Agenda  Minutes
May 15, 2024  Agenda  Minutes
June 19, 2024  Agenda  
July (no meeting)    
August 21, 2024    
September 18, 2024    
October 16, 2024    
November 20, 2024    
December 11, 2024    


January 18, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 17, 2023 Agenda Minutes 
June 21, 2023 Agenda  Minutes
July (no meeting)    
August 16, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2023 Agenda Minutes
October 18, 2023 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
December 20, 2023 Agenda Minutes


Core Position Statement - Race and Social Equity

July 24, 2020

The Kitchener Public Library (KPL) Board fully endorses the Statement on Race and Social Equity from the Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC) and the Urban Library Council (ULC) and KPL’s own Inclusion and Diversity Policy.


In keeping with those statements and policies, as a Board, we recognize the need for action and leadership and we commit to the following:

  • Making diversity, equity and inclusion a key focus of and prioritizing anti-racism work in our upcoming strategic planning.
  • Actively and intentionally recruiting and retaining board and committee members that reflect the community we serve, particularly those from Black, Indigenous and other racialized groups who are currently under- or un-represented.
  • Ensuring that research, surveys, polls, conversations, focus groups and other data used as input in the strategic planning process are inclusive of our full community.
  • Reviewing our existing board and governance policies with a lens to racial and social equity barriers.
  • Participating in anti-racism training and actively seeking out other opportunities to learn about how we can better serve our community in matters of race and social equity.

As a Board, we acknowledge that these commitments and intentions are only a starting point. We recognize that we are likely to make mistakes as we take these steps to address systemic and structural racism. With that in mind, we are always open to feedback and we will do our best to respond to that feedback in constructive ways. We thank you for your support.


-- Kitchener Public Library Board of Directors