Important Updates:

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• Joy Whatley,
City Librarian
(619) 691-5069

• Yeelin Cheung, Secretary
(619) 691-5069

(Updated 4/27/2020) Per Emergency Order 002-B-2020, effective until further notice: All City Board, Commission, and Committee meetings are canceled until further notice, unless necessitated by emergency circumstances, as determined in the sole discretion of the City Manager, after consultation with the City Attorney. For detailed information please visit

The purpose of the Board of Library Trustees is to represent the needs of the community and advise the City Council on issues pertinent to the City's libraries. The Board works with the Library Director; reviews library policies; and provides feedback on library activities and plans.


Meetings may be cancelled and/or Special meetings held
*Check agenda to confirm upcoming meeting details

Meeting Date:   Third Wednesday of each month
Time:   4:00 p.m.
Location:   Civic Center Branch Library
Conference Room
365 F St, Chula Vista


The board is composed of five members appointed to four-year terms on a staggered basis. All terms expire on June 30th on the year listed below.

Member Appointment
Term Expiring
Jasmine Rubel
At-Large 2022
Roselle Ellison (Chair)
At-Large 2022
Mayra Swanson
At-Large 2021
Christian Moreno (Vice Chair)
At-Large 2022
Dana Tomlinson



The Chula Vista Public Library, located in Chula Vista, California, is comprised of dynamic state-of-the-art libraries delivering information, books in English and Spanish, videos, CDs, digital media, and community programming to the City's residents nearly every day of the year.

All Chula Vista Libraries provide access to reference sources and updated information on library events, furthering our commitment to provide users with the latest information through innovative technology.

The South Chula Vista Branch Library (155,000 volumes), the Civic Center Branch Library (185,000 volumes) and the Otay Ranch Branch Library (17,000 volumes) offer full library service in English and Spanish.



 Chula Vista, once part of the Mexican Land Grant El Rancho
 de la Nacion, and owned by the Santa Fe Railway and Land
 Company, was platted as a community.            


 Concerned citizens formed the Chula Vista Library


 Chula Vista incorporated as a city.


 The library was the centerpiece of civic life through the
 Great Depression.


 Population and economic growth again spurred the
 building of a new library.


 A combination of Federal Revenue Sharing and city
 financing resulted in the building of a new bicentennial
 library on the site of the former F Street Elementary School.


 The state of the art South Chula Vista branch was built
 under the direction of renowned Mexican architect
 Ricardo Legorretta.


 Eastlake Public Library closed as CVPL prepares to open
 the Otay Ranch Library in a the Otay Ranch Shopping Center.


 Otay Ranch Branch Library opens.


 “The Hub” community space opens at the Otay Ranch
 Branch Library.



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