Georgetown Public Library is one of 11 independent libraries in Sussex County. Although all the Sussex County Libraries share a common library card and library catalog, the independent libraries are governed by a Board of Commissioners.
Applications for the Board of Commissioners are available in each independent library as vacancies occur. The current Board conducts interviews and recommends an appointee to the Superior Court Judge. The Board members are then appointed by the Delaware Superior Court Judge (currently T. Henley Graves) for a 5 year term effective July 1. The term of service may be renewed during a major library project.