(75 ILCS 16/1-5)
For the purposes of this Act, unless the context
indicates otherwise, terms have the following meanings:
"Board" or "board of trustees" means a board of trustees created
under this Act to administer this Act.
"Certified copy" means a copy of any document within a library's control
that is certified by the secretary of the board as a true and accurate copy
of the original.
"Date of effectiveness" means the day a regulation or ordinance takes effect.
"Date of enactment" means the day a board adopts, by majority vote, an
ordinance or regulation.
"Day" means a calendar day.
"District" means a public library district established under this Act and
includes a proposed public library district.
"District library" means a library maintained and operated by a district.
"Election authority" means a county clerk or a board of election commissioners.
"Judge" means a judge of a circuit court of this State assigned to hear
any matter brought before him or her under this Act.
"Library" means a public library, including one privately endowed or
tax-supported or one established under this Act.
"Municipality" means a city, village, or incorporated town.
"Ordinance" means an enactment, adopted by majority vote of a board, that
applies to the public generally and that implements, applies, or prescribes
conduct, imposes a tax, imposes a fee or fine, or assesses a penalty or that
otherwise affects the rights of the public concerning the use or operation
of a library.
"Reciprocal agreement" means an agreement between a library and a
library agency for the provision of library services as needed by either party.
"Reciprocal borrowing" means the privilege of a person holding a valid
library registration card from a local library to borrow library materials
from other libraries.
"Regulation" means an enactment, adopted by majority vote of a board,
that concerns the internal management of a library, including but not
limited to enactments concerning personnel matters and the requisition of
books and personal property for the library.
"Resident" means a person residing within the geographic area within
which a tax is imposed to support a public library.
"Resolution" means a statement, adopted by majority vote of a board, that
establishes library policy and internal procedures for the governance of a
"Territory", for purposes of annexation, means real estate
contiguous to a public library district that is delineated by definite
boundaries, including but not limited to a subdivision, plat, township,
"Trustee" means a trustee elected or appointed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)