The Library Board of Trustees consists of 12 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
Appointments are made for three-year terms. This board consists of:
- One at-large from:
- Burke County
- Morganton or
- Three ex officio members with voting privileges
- Three from other regions of the County
- Three members from the City of Morganton
- Two from the Town of Valdese
The Library Board of Trustees was created by the North Carolina General Assembly and has full control and supervision of the Public Library System. It makes the rules governing the Library.