Organization & Leaders

Our Vision

A Place to Be. The Place to Become...

Our Mission

Inform, Inspire, Imagine

Our History

When James Lawrence Nichols died in August 1895  he left $10,000 to Naperville, newly organized as a city, to establish a library, so that no child would be without books as he had been. Today there are 3 library buildings and people can download books, music and videos from wherever they can connect to the Internet. Read more of the short history of the Naperville Public Library.

Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees of the City of Naperville meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Board Room of Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Board meeting agendas and packets of current year are available online. 

Library Policies

Naperville Public Library has adopted administrative policies and procedures regulating the organization and use of library materials, services and facilities.
You can view the complete set of Library Policies online.

Annual Report

Every library in Illinois is required to submit an annual report to the State by the end of the month following the last day of the fiscal year. You can view a copy of the Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR) for Fiscal Short Year ending December 31, 2015.

Strategic Plan

Naperville Public Library is utilizing a strategic plan for 2016-2018 that includes four goals:

  • We will maximize accessibility.
  • We will be innovation leaders.
  • We will serve our diverse population.
  • We will convey the library's value.

For more information on the actions the library is taking to meet these goals, view a copy of our strategic plan.

2016-2018 strategic plan:
Illinois Public Act 097-0609 (5 ILCS 120/7.3) requires that employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund post compensation information for designated employees as a part of the budget approval process. Information on total compensation packages equal to or exceeding $75,000 can be found here.

Operating Budget

Your can view the following: