The Newburyport Public Library is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. The Mayor is the Chairman ex–officio and the President of the City Council is an ex-officio member. The Board also consists of three self-perpetuating Building Fund trustees and, seven board members who are appointed for seven year terms. The Head Librarian is Secretary to the Board.
Sean Reardon, Mayor
James T. Connolly
Heather Shand, City Council President
Sara Kelso, Recording Secretary