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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 11. LIBRARIES [18010 - 20092]

  ( Part 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 7. State Library [19300 - 19336]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties [19320 - 19328]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

19320.
  

The State Librarian may do all of the following:

(a) Make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the government of the State Library.

(b) Appoint assistants as necessary.

(c) Sell or exchange duplicate copies of books.

(d) Keep in order and repair the books and property in the library.

(e) Prescribe rules and regulations permitting persons other than Members of the Legislature and other state officers to have the use of books from the library.

(f) Collect and preserve statistics and other information pertaining to libraries, which shall be available to other libraries within the state applying for the information.

(g) Establish, in his or her discretion, deposit stations in various parts of the state, under the control of an officer or employee of the State Library. No book shall be kept permanently away from the main library, which may be required for official use. Books and other library materials from public libraries of the state may be accepted for deposit, under agreements entered into by the State Librarian and the public libraries concerned, whereby materials that should be preserved but are rarely used in the region may be stored and made available for use under the same conditions that apply to materials in the State Library.

(h) Collect, preserve, and disseminate information regarding the history of the state.

(i) Authorize the State Library to serve as regional library for the blind, in cooperation with the Library of Congress.

(j) Give advisory, consultive, and technical assistance with respect to public libraries to librarians and library authorities, and assist all other authorities, state and local, in assuming their full responsibility for library services.

(k) Authorize the State Library to serve as the central reference and research library for the departments of state government and maintain adequate legislative reference and research library services for the Legislature.

(l) Acquire, organize and supply books and other library informational and reference materials to supplement the collections of other public libraries of the state with the more technical, scientific and scholarly works, to the end that through an established interlibrary loan system, the people of the state shall have access to the full range of reference and informational materials.

(m) Make studies and surveys of public library needs and adopt rules and regulations for the allocation of federal funds to public libraries.

(n) Contract, at his or her discretion, with other public libraries in the state to give public services of the types referred to in subdivisions (g) and (l) of this section, when service by contract appears to be a needed supplement to the facilities and services carried on directly by the State Library.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1452, Sec. 118.)

19320.5.
  

The State Librarian shall employ a consultant to provide technical assistance to public libraries in the development and enhancement of library services to children and youth.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1359, Sec. 3.)

19321.
  

The State Librarian shall also do all of the following:

(a) Purchase books, maps, engravings, paintings, furniture, and other materials and equipment necessary to carry out State Library programs and services.

(b) Number and stamp all books and maps belonging to the library, or otherwise indicate ownership of them, and keep a catalog thereof.

(c) Have bound all books and papers that require binding.

(d) Keep a register of all books taken from the library.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1452, Sec. 119.)

19322.
  

The Department of Education may:

(a) Contract with counties, cities, or districts within this state, agencies of the state, and agencies of the United States government for the purpose of providing library services.

(b) Establish and operate library service centers.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19323.
  

The State Librarian shall make available in the state on a loan basis to legally blind persons, or to persons with a disability that prevents them from reading conventional printed materials, audio recordings of books and other related materials. The audio recordings shall be selected by the California State Library on the same basis as the California State Library’s general program for providing library materials to legally blind readers.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 88, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 2010.)

19324.
  

The State Librarian may duplicate any braille book master, other than textbook masters, presented by any legally blind person directly to the State Librarian for duplication. The State Librarian may duplicate any braille book master, other than textbook masters, presented by any other person or agency directly to the State Librarian for duplication.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

19325.
  

The State Librarian may provide the following:

(a) Toll-free telephone services for registered patrons of the federally designated regional libraries for the blind and physically handicapped, in order to enable those persons to have direct patron access to library services.

(b) Toll-free telephone access to telephonic reading systems for individuals with print disabilities who are registered patrons of the federally designated regional libraries for the blind and physically handicapped.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 654, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2002.)

19325.1.
  

(a) The State Librarian may operate a telephonic reading system, fund the operation of telephonic reading systems operated by qualifying entities, or both.

(b) Pursuant to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act and in accordance with Section 270 of the Public Utilities Code, the telephonic reading system is to be funded from the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program Administrative Committee Fund.

(c) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings, unless otherwise indicated:

(1) “Telephonic reading system” means a system operated by the State Librarian or a qualifying entity, whereby a caller can hear the reading of material such as newspapers, magazines, newsletters, broadcast media schedules, transit route and schedule information, and other reference or time-sensitive materials, as determined by the operator of the system.

(2) “Qualifying entity” means any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the state or any nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide services to people who are blind or visually impaired.

(d) Qualifying entities that were eligible, as of January 1, 2001, to receive funds from the State Librarian relating to the operation of a telephonic reading system may continue to receive funding from the State Librarian.

(e) The State Librarian, in cooperation with qualifying entities, may expand the type and scope of materials available on telephonic reading systems in order to meet the local, regional, or foreign language needs of print-disabled residents of this state. The State Librarian may also expand the scope of services and availability of telephonic reading services by current methods and technologies or by methods and technologies that may be developed. The State Librarian may inform current and potential patrons of the availability of telephonic reading service through appropriate means, including, but not limited to, direct mailings, direct telephonic contact, and public service announcements.

(f) The State Librarian may enter into contracts or other agreements that he or she determines to be appropriate to provide telephonic reading services pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 216, Sec. 3. Effective August 11, 2004.)

19326.
  

(a) The State Librarian may annually award a gold medal for excellence in the humanities and science to an individual or organization for publication of a work that has enriched the collection of the State Library and enriched the state by significantly contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and scientific knowledge of the people of the state.

(b) The award shall formally be known as the “California State Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Science.”

(c) To assist in making the selection of a recipient of the California State Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Science, the State Librarian shall consult an advisory panel consisting of one representative from each of the following:

(1) The Governor.

(2) The President pro Tempore of the Senate.

(3) The Speaker of the Assembly.

(4) The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.

(d) The State Librarian is authorized to seek private contributions to defray the cost of awarding the California State Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Science and related expenses.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 213, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

19327.
  

(a) In order to protect and preserve valuable and irreplaceable treasures of the state, the State Librarian may enter into an operating agreement with a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, currently known as the California State Library Foundation, as follows:

(1) The California State Library Foundation may be designated by the State Librarian as the only authorized provider of copies and reproductions of rare and valuable State Library materials.

(2) The California State Library Foundation may be authorized by the State Librarian to provide copies and reproductions of documents and other information found in the collection of the State Library, as requested by members of the public.

(3) The California State Library Foundation may be authorized by the State Librarian to use State Library facilities and equipment designated by the State Librarian as necessary for the California State Library Foundation to provide services to the State Library efficiently and economically.

(b) The State Librarian may establish an agreement with the California State Library Foundation to collect fees from the public for providing the services specified in subdivision (a). Fees for copying, reproduction, and other services provided by the California State Library Foundation shall be at a level consistent with the cost of providing these services.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 213, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997.)

19328.
  

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that Bernard E. Witkin’s legendary contribution to California law is deserving of a lasting tribute and an expression of gratitude from the state whose legal system, he, more than any other single individual in the 20th century, helped to shape.

(b) The law library of the California State Library, located in the Library and Courts Building in the City and County of Sacramento, is hereby designated as the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library of California.

(c) The State Librarian, in cooperation with the Department of General Services, may install appropriate plaques and markers showing this special designation upon receiving donations from nonstate resources to cover any costs.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 411, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1998.)

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