Village Library Act.

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(75 ILCS 40/0.01) (from Ch. 81, par. 16b.9)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Village Library Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(75 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 81, par. 16c)

Sec. 1. The board of trustees of any village shall have authority to establish and maintain a free, public library therein in any premises which may be available or which may be donated to such village for library purposes. The board may accept donations of such physical equipment as is suitable to the maintenance of a free, public library.

(Source: Laws 1939, p. 700.)


(75 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 81, par. 16d)

Sec. 2. The board of trustees shall appoint a library commission of not less than 3 or more than 7 members who shall hold office for terms of 3 years. Terms shall be established so that no more than 3 members' terms expire in any single year. Members of the commission shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The commission shall advise and make recommendations to the board of trustees regarding the operations of the library and shall have such other powers and duties as the board may establish by ordinance.

(Source: P.A. 92-118, eff. 1-1-02.)


(75 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 81, par. 16e)

Sec. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to confer on any village the authority to incur any indebtedness or to levy any additional taxes for the purpose of administering this Act. The powers herein contained are in addition to and not in limitation of any powers elsewhere granted to villages to establish and maintain free, public libraries.

(Source: Laws 1939, p. 700.)


(75 ILCS 40/4) (from Ch. 81, par. 16f)

Sec. 4. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.

(Source: Laws 1939, p. 700.)


(75 ILCS 40/5) (from Ch. 81, par. 16g)

Sec. 5. No new libraries. No new libraries shall be established under this Act on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992. This amendatory Act of 1992 does not affect the maintenance of libraries established under this Act before that date.

(Source: P.A. 87-1032.)

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