(75 ILCS 10/16)
(from Ch. 81, par. 126)
When the board has determined to sell or otherwise dispose of
real or personal property that it deems no longer necessary or useful for
library purposes, such property may be disposed of as follows:
(1) Personal property having a unit value of $250 or less may be disposed
of as the board may determine.
(2) Personal property having a unit value of more than
$250 but less than $1,000 may be displayed at the library, and a public
notice of its availability, the date and the terms of the proposed sale shall be posted.
(3) Personal property of any value may be donated or sold to any
tax-supported library or to any other library system operating under the
provisions of this Act under such terms or conditions, if any,
as the board may determine.
(4) In all other cases, the board shall publish notice of the availability
and location of the real or personal property, the date and terms of the
proposed sale, giving such notice once each week for 2 successive weeks.
On the day of the sale, the board shall proceed with the sale and may sell
such property for a price determined by the board, or, to the highest bidder.
Where the board deems the bids inadequate, it may reject such bids and re-advertise
However, the various boards of public library directors and contracting
authorities of other types of libraries, including boards of public libraries
that are members of a system, and the Illinois State
Library shall have the first right to purchase such property for library
purposes by meeting terms or bids acceptable to the board.
(Source: P.A. 83-411.)