Governed by a Board of Thirty-eight trustees, all serving in non-salaried positions. The Mayor and the Brooklyn Borough President each appoint eleven of the trustees. Twelve additional members are elected to serve on the Board. The Mayor, New York City Comptroller, Speaker of the City Council and Brooklyn Borough President are ex officio members. All trustees, except ex officio members serve three-year terms. Meetings are held five times per year, in the Trustees' Room, Central Library.