The Adrian District Library Board was officially formed when the Library became a district library in February 2015. This board is a continuation of the board that was formed in May of 2014 after the city levied a $1 million tax for the Library. The primary responsibilities of the Library Board are to establish and approve a budget, control the expenditures of the Library Fund, develop and implement the policies that govern library service and appoint a suitable director.
The 5-member board is appointed by the Mayor and Adrian City Commission. They have staggered 3 year terms. To qualify, board members must be 18 years of age and reside in the City of Adrian, possess a true sense of the library's importance to the economic, social, and educational life of the community and have an appreciation for the Library and a desire to provide the best possible services for the community.