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LIBRARIES75 ILCS 5/Art. 1
(75 ILCS 5/) Illinois Local Library Act.
(75 ILCS 5/Art. 1 heading)
75 ILCS 5/1-0.1
(75 ILCS 5/1-0.1)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-0.1)
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Local Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)
75 ILCS 5/1-1
(75 ILCS 5/1-1)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-1)
For the purposes of this Act the term "corporate authorities"
means, as applied to cities, villages and incorporated towns, the corporate
authorities as defined in Section 1-1-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code,
and, as applied to townships, the Township Board of Trustees.
The terms "board", "board of trustees" or "board of library trustees" means
any Board of Library Trustees of a city, village, incorporated town or township.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)
75 ILCS 5/1-2
(75 ILCS 5/1-2)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-2)
Public libraries may be established under this Act by cities by
action of the corporate authorities and by villages, incorporated towns and
townships by vote of the legal voters thereof in the manner provided in
Article 2, except that after December 31, 1987, no public library may be
established under the provisions of this Act if any part of the city,
village, incorporated town or township lies within an existing public
library territory or district established under the provisions of this Act
or The Illinois Public Library District Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)
75 ILCS 5/1-3
(75 ILCS 5/1-3)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-3)
Every library established under this Act shall be forever for
the use of the residents and taxpayers of the city, village, incorporated town or
township where located, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as
the library board may adopt in order to render the use of the library of
the greatest benefit to the greatest number of such residents and taxpayers.
(Source: P.A. 85-788.)
75 ILCS 5/1-4
(75 ILCS 5/1-4)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-4)
Any public library established under Division 48.1 of Article
11 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended,
or "An Act to authorize townships to establish and maintain free public
libraries and reading rooms", approved March 7, 1872, as amended, shall
be treated as libraries established under this Act and shall be subject
to the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1402.)
75 ILCS 5/1-5
(75 ILCS 5/1-5)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-5)
The corporate authorities may provide for suitable penalties for persons
committing injury upon a library or the grounds or other property thereof
and for injury to or failure to return any library material belonging to
(Source: P.A. 78-426.)
75 ILCS 5/1-6
(75 ILCS 5/1-6)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-6)
Any person or persons desiring to make donations of money,
personal property or real estate, for the benefit of any library, may vest
title to the donation in the board of library trustees receiving the
donation, to be held and controlled by such trustees when accepted
according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise, or bequest of such
donation. Such board of library trustees shall be held and considered to
be a special trustee of such donated property.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)
75 ILCS 5/1-7
(75 ILCS 5/1-7)
(from Ch. 81, par. 1-7)
Each library subject to this Act is subject to the provisions
of The Library Records Confidentiality Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-179.)