(45 ILCS 25/1)
(from Ch. 81, par. 101)
Execution of compact.
The interstate library compact is hereby enacted into law and entered
into on behalf of this state with any state bordering on Illinois which
legally joins therein in substantially the following form:
INTERSTATE LIBRARY COMPACT
The contracting states agree that:
Because the desire for the services provided by public libraries
transcends governmental boundaries and can be provided most effectively
giving such services to communities of people regardless of
lines, it is the policy of the states who are parties to this compact to
co-operate and share their responsibilities in providing joint and
co-operative library services in areas where the distribution of
makes the provision of library service on an interstate basis the most
effective way to provide adequate and efficient services.
The appropriate officials and agencies of the party states or any of
their political subdivisions may, on behalf of said states or political
subdivisions, enter into agreements for the co-operative or joint
of library services when they shall find that the executions of
to that end as provided herein will facilitate library services.
Any such agreement for the co-operative or joint establishment,
operation or use of library services, facilities, personnel, equipment,
materials or other items not excluded because of failure to enumerate
shall, as among the parties of the agreement: (1) detail the specific
nature of the services, facilities, properties or personnel to which it
applicable; (2) provide for the allocation of costs and other financial
responsibilities; (3) specify the respective rights, duties, obligations
and liabilities; (4) stipulate the terms and conditions for duration,
renewal, termination, abrogation, disposal of joint or common property,
any, and all other matters which may be appropriate to the proper
effectuation and performance of said agreement.
ARTICLE IV--CONFLICT OF LAWS
Nothing in this compact or in any agreement entered into hereunder shall
be construed to supersede, alter, or otherwise impair any obligation
imposed on any public library by otherwise applicable laws.
Each state shall designate a compact administrator with whom copies of
all agreements to which his state or any subdivision thereof is party
be filed. The administrator shall have such powers as may be conferred
him by the laws of his state and may consult and co-operate with the
compact administrators of other party states and take such steps as may
effectuate the purposes of this compact.
ARTICLE VI--EFFECTIVE DATE
This compact shall become operative immediately upon its enactment by
any state or between it and any other contiguous state or states so
This compact shall continue in force and remain binding upon each party
state until 6 months after any such state has given notice of repeal by
legislature. Such withdrawal shall not be construed to relieve any party
an agreement authorized by Articles II and III of the compact from the
obligation of that agreement prior to the end of its stipulated period
The provisions of this compact shall be severable. It is intended that
the provisions of this compact be reasonably and liberally construed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3042.)