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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 8. Library Districts [19400 - 19532]

  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Powers [19460 - 19483]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

19460.
  

The board of library trustees shall make and enforce all rules, regulations, and bylaws necessary for the administration, government, and protection of the library under its management, and all property belonging to the district.

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

19460.5.
  

A district may destroy a record pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60200) of Division 1 of Title 6 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 158, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2006.)

19461.
  

The board of library trustees shall administer any trust declared or created for the library, and received by gift, devise, or bequest, and hold in trust or otherwise, property situated in this state or elsewhere, and where not otherwise provided, dispose of the property for the benefit of the library.

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

19462.
  

The board of library trustees shall prescribe the duties and powers of the librarian, secretary, and other officers and employees of the library, determine the number of and appoint all officers and employees, and fix their compensation. The officers and employees shall hold their offices and positions at the pleasure of the board.

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

19463.
  

The board of library trustees shall purchase necessary books, journals, publications, and other personal property.

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

19464.
  

The board of library trustees shall purchase real property, and erect or rent and equip, such buildings or rooms, as in its judgment are necessary properly to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

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

19465.
  

The board of library trustees shall require the Secretary of State and other state officials to furnish the library with copies of any and all reports, laws, and other publications of the state not otherwise disposed of by law.

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

19466.
  

The board of library trustees shall borrow books from, lend books to, and exchange books with other libraries, and may allow nonresidents of the district to borrow books upon such conditions as the board may prescribe.

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

19467.
  

The board of library trustees shall borrow money, give security therefor, purchase on contract, and do and perform any and all other acts and things necessary or proper to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

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

19468.
  

The board of library trustees shall file, through the librarian, on or before the last day of August of each year, a report with the State Librarian at Sacramento giving the condition of its library and the number of volumes contained therein on the 30th day of June preceding. The report shall, in addition to other matters deemed expedient by the board of trustees or the district librarian, contain such statistical and other information as is deemed desirable by the State Librarian. For this purpose the State Librarian may send to the several district librarians instructions or question blanks so as to obtain the material for a comparative study of library conditions in the state.

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

19469.
  

The board of library trustees shall designate the hours during which the library shall be open for the use of the public.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 354, Sec. 8.)

19470.
  

Annually, at least 15 days before the first day of the month in which county taxes are levied, the board of library trustees of each library district shall furnish to the board of supervisors of the county in which the district or any part thereof is situated, an estimate in writing of the amount of money necessary for all purposes required under this chapter during the next ensuing fiscal year.

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

19473.
  

The tax shall be computed, entered upon the tax rolls, and collected in the same manner as county taxes are computed, entered, and collected. All money collected shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the particular library district fund and shall be paid out on the order of the district board, signed by the president and secretary.

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

19475.
  

All money acquired by gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, for the purposes of the library, shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the library fund of the district, subject only to the order of the library trustees of the district.

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

19476.
  

If the payment into the treasury is inconsistent with the terms or conditions of any gift, devise, or bequest, the board of library trustees shall provide for the safety and preservation of the fund, and the application thereof to the use of the library, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the gift, devise, or bequest.

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

19477.
  

Upon the receipt by the county auditor of an order of the library trustees of the district, he shall issue his warrant upon the county treasurer for the amount stated in the order.

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

19478.
  

When any warrant is presented to the treasurer for payment and it is not paid for want of funds, the treasurer shall endorse thereon “not paid for want of funds” with the date of presentation and sign his name thereto, and from that time the warrant bears interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum until it is paid or until funds are available for its payment and the county treasurer gives notice to the warrant holder that funds are available for the payment. The giving of the notice is deemed complete upon deposit thereof in the United States mail in a sealed envelope addressed to the warrant holder at his address given by him at the time of presentation of the warrant to the treasurer, with postage thereon fully prepaid and registered.

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

19479.
  

Every library established under this chapter shall be forever free to the inhabitants and nonresident taxpayers of the library district, subject always to such rules, regulations, and bylaws as may be made by the board of library trustees. For violation of any rule, regulation, or bylaw a person may be fined or excluded from the privileges of the library.

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

19480.
  

The title to all property acquired for the purposes of the library, when not inconsistent with the terms of its acquisition, or not otherwise designated, vests in the district in which the library is or is to be situated.

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

19481.
  

Every library district shall be designated by the name and style of ____ Library District (using the name of the district) of ____ County (using the name of the county or counties in which the district is situated). In that name the trustees may sue and be sued, and may hold and convey property for the use and benefit of the district. A number shall not be used as a part of the designation of any library district.

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

19482.
  

The board of library trustees and the boards of trustees of neighboring library districts, or the governing bodies of neighboring cities, or boards of supervisors of counties in which public libraries are situated, may contract to lend the books of libraries created under this chapter to residents of the counties, neighboring cities, or library districts, upon a reasonable compensation to be paid by the counties, neighboring cities, or library districts.

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

19483.
  

Anything in Sections 19100 to 19179, inclusive, to the contrary, notwithstanding, the property in any library district created under this chapter subsequent to the establishment of a county free library is subject to taxation for county free library purposes as though the library district had not been created. This section shall not apply to any adjustments in property tax allocations made pursuant to Section 19116.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 522, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative July 1, 1997, by Sec. 7 of Ch. 522.)

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