(75 ILCS 10/16) (from Ch. 81, par. 126)
    Sec. 16. 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 the sale.
    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.)