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(75 ILCS 5/) Illinois Local Library Act.

75 ILCS 5/Art. 1

    (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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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 the library.
(Source: P.A. 78-426.)

75 ILCS 5/1-6

    (75 ILCS 5/1-6) (from Ch. 81, par. 1-6)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 1-7. Each library subject to this Act is subject to the provisions of The Library Records Confidentiality Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-179.)