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(75 ILCS 16/) Public Library District Act of 1991.

75 ILCS 16/Art. 30

    (75 ILCS 16/Art. 30 heading)

75 ILCS 16/30-5

    (75 ILCS 16/30-5)
    Sec. 30-5. Initial appointment of trustees; first election.
    (a) Within 60 days after the establishment of a library district, and if the district is wholly contained within a single county, the presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint the first board of the district from a list of nominees submitted by the petitioners or persons appearing at the hearing. If, however, the district lies in more than one county, the presiding officer of the county board of each county in which the district lies, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint at least one trustee; the remaining appointments, if any, shall be made in each of the counties in the district in proportion to the population of the district.
    (b) The trustees appointed under subsection (a) shall serve until their successors have been elected and qualified at the first election.
    (c) The first election shall be held at the regular election scheduled for trustees of public library districts under the Election Code that occurs more than 4 months following the establishment election of the district.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-10

    (75 ILCS 16/30-10)
    Sec. 30-10. Election and terms of trustees.
    (a) Trustees shall be elected every 2 years at the regular election scheduled for trustees of public library districts under the Election Code for 6-year terms. Seven trustees shall constitute a board.
    (b) The trustees' terms shall be staggered. After the first election, the trustees shall determine, by lot, 2 trustees to serve for terms of 2 years, 2 trustees to serve for terms of 4 years, and 3 trustees to serve for terms of 6 years. The terms of all trustees shall begin on the third Monday of the month next following the month of the election.
    (c) At each election of trustees after the first election, the trustees elected to succeed those whose terms have expired shall hold office for the full term of 6 years from the third Monday of the month next following the election and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
    (d) A district may provide by resolution of the board that the term of its trustees shall be 4 years. If the board adopts such a resolution, then if 3 trustees are to be elected at the next election or if 2 trustees are to be elected at each of the next 2 elections, one of the trustees elected at the next election (to be determined by lot at the first meeting after that election) shall serve a 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)

75 ILCS 16/30-20

    (75 ILCS 16/30-20)
    Sec. 30-20. Nomination of candidates; ballot.
    (a) Nomination of candidates for election as trustees shall be by petition, signed by a number of qualified voters equivalent to at least 2% of the votes cast at the last election for library trustees, or 50, whichever is less, residing within the district, and filed with the secretary of the district within the time provided by the Election Code. No party name or affiliation may appear on the petition.
    (b) The names of all candidates for the office of trustee shall be certified by the secretary to the proper election authority, who shall conduct the election in accordance with the Election Code.
    (c) The ballot for election of trustees shall not designate any political party, platform, or political principle.
    (d) A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee unless he or she is a qualified elector of the library district and has resided in the library district at least one year at the time he or she files nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate or is presented for appointment.
    (e) A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee who, at the time of his or her appointment or filing of nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate, is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the library district or has been convicted in any court in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (f) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly apply only to candidates by petition or write-in candidates in the consolidated election of 2019 and thereafter and to all appointees appointed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-746, eff. 8-10-18.)

75 ILCS 16/30-25

    (75 ILCS 16/30-25)
    Sec. 30-25. Vacancies.
    (a) Vacancies shall be declared in the office of trustee by the board when an elected or appointed trustee (i) declines, fails, or is unable to serve, (ii) becomes a nonresident of the district, (iii) is convicted of a misdemeanor by failing, neglecting, or refusing to discharge any duty imposed upon him or her by this Act, or (iv) has failed to pay the library taxes levied by the district. Absence without cause from all regular board meetings for a period of one year shall be a basis for declaring a vacancy.
    (b) All vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the remaining trustees until the next regular library election, at which time a trustee shall be elected for the remainder of the unexpired term. If, however, the vacancy occurs with less than 28 months remaining in the term, and if the vacancy occurs less than 88 days before the next regular scheduled election for this office, then the person so appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term and no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. If the vacancy is in the office of a trustee of a library district with an appointed board, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the remaining trustees. Vacancies shall be filled forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-30

    (75 ILCS 16/30-30)
    Sec. 30-30. Compensation of trustees. Trustees shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed from district funds for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-35

    (75 ILCS 16/30-35)
    Sec. 30-35. Board name; status; headquarters.
    (a) The board of trustees of each district shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name of "The Board of Library Trustees of the .... Public Library District, ...., Illinois", and in that name may enact ordinances and hold title to property, may sue and be sued in all courts and places where judicial proceedings are had, and may take any action authorized by law.
    (b) At any time after the establishment of a district, the board of the district may enact an ordinance changing the district's name in the form given in this Section. The change of name shall be effective with the beginning of the next ensuing fiscal year following the date of the ordinance's enactment. All assets, liabilities, and other obligations of the district under its former name and all ordinances and other official acts of the district under its former name shall automatically become those of the district under its new name. The board of the district shall file a certified copy of the ordinance changing the district's name with the recorder of deeds, the county clerk, and the county treasurer of each county in which the district in whole or in part is located.
    (c) The board shall establish an official mailing address to be used for all notices.
(Source: P.A. 89-188, eff. 7-19-95.)

75 ILCS 16/30-40

    (75 ILCS 16/30-40)
    Sec. 30-40. Organization of board; qualification and oath of trustees.
    (a) Within 74 days after their election or appointment, the incumbent and new trustees shall take their oath of office as prescribed by law and meet to organize the board.
    (b) The first action taken at the meeting shall be the election of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer from among the trustees. The secretary shall then record the membership of the board.
    (c) Trustees duly elected or appointed as certified by the appropriate election authority or appointing authority shall be qualified to serve as trustees under this Act. The required oath shall be taken and subscribed before a notary public or the secretary of the board.
    (d) Within 60 days after the organization of the board, the secretary shall file, with the county clerk of the county containing all or a larger portion of the district and with the Illinois State Librarian, a statement listing the names and addresses of the trustees and officers and their respective terms in office. The secretary shall report a vacancy on the board to the county clerk and the State Librarian within 60 days after it occurs and shall report the filling of a vacancy within 60 days after it is filled.
    (e) The first officers shall serve until the next regular election of trustees. Thereafter, officers shall serve for terms set by ordinance but not to exceed 2 years, ending on the third Monday of the month following each regular election or until their successors are duly elected by the board. A vacancy in any office shall be filled by the board for the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)

75 ILCS 16/30-45

    (75 ILCS 16/30-45)
    Sec. 30-45. Duties of officers.
    (a) The duties of the officers of the board are as provided in this Section.
    (b) The president shall preside over all meetings, appoint members of committees authorized by the district's regulations, and perform other duties specified by the district's regulations, ordinances, or other appropriate action. In the president's absence, the vice president shall preside at meetings. The president shall not have or exercise veto powers.
    (c) The vice president's duties shall be prescribed by regulations.
    (d) The treasurer shall keep and maintain accounts and records of the district during the treasurer's term in office, indicating in those accounts and records a record of all receipts, disbursements, and balances in any funds.
    Annual audit and financial report requirements shall conform with Section 3 of the Governmental Account Audit Act.
    (e) The treasurer shall give bond to the district to faithfully discharge the duties of the office and to account to the district for all district funds coming into the treasurer's hands. The bond shall be in an amount and with sureties approved by the board. The amount of the bond shall be based upon a minimum of 50% of the total funds received by the district in the last previous fiscal year. The cost of any surety bond shall be borne by the district. As an alternative to a personal bond on the treasurer, the treasurer may secure for the district an insurance policy or other insurance instrument that provides the district with coverage for negligent or intentional acts by district officials and employees that could result in the loss of district funds. The coverage shall be in an amount at least equal to 50% of the average amount of the district's operating fund from the prior 3 fiscal years. The coverage shall be placed with an insurer approved by the board. The cost of any such coverage shall be borne by the district. The system shall provide the Illinois State Library a copy of the district's certificate of insurance at the time the district's annual report is filed.
    (f) Any person, entity, or public body or agency possessing district funds, property, or records shall, upon demand by any trustee, transfer and release the funds, property, or records to the treasurer.
    (g) The secretary shall keep and maintain appropriate records for his or her term in office and shall include in those records a record of the minutes of all meetings, the names of those in attendance, the ordinances enacted, the resolutions and regulations adopted, and all other pertinent written matter affecting the operation of the district. The secretary may administer oaths and affirmations for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-101, eff. 1-1-12.)

75 ILCS 16/30-50

    (75 ILCS 16/30-50)
    Sec. 30-50. Board meetings; quorum; voting.
    (a) The board shall call not fewer than 5 regular meetings each fiscal year. Each year, the board by ordinance shall specify the time, place, and date of the regular meetings. Special meetings may be called by the president or the secretary or by any 4 trustees. All meetings shall comply with the Open Meetings Act.
    (b) A quorum shall consist of 4 trustees. A majority of those present shall determine the vote taken on any question, unless a larger majority is specified in this Act.
    (c) All votes on any question shall be by ayes and nays and recorded by the secretary. Absentees and abstentions from voting shall be noted but shall not be counted for or against the question being voted on.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-52

    (75 ILCS 16/30-52)
    Sec. 30-52. Trustee's failure or neglect to discharge duty; penalty. Any trustee who, while acting as a trustee or as an officer, fails or neglects to discharge any duty imposed upon him or her by this Act is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55)
    Sec. 30-55. Powers of trustees. The board of trustees of a district shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Act in establishing, supporting, and maintaining a public library or libraries within the district and for providing library service. In addition, and without limiting other powers conferred by this Act, the board shall have the powers set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 30-60.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.5

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.5)
    Sec. 30-55.5. Ordinances, regulations, and resolutions. The board may enact, amend, and rescind ordinances and may make and adopt regulations and resolutions for their own guidance and for the government of the library that are expedient and not inconsistent with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.10

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.10)
    Sec. 30-55.10. Expenditure of moneys. The board shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected for the library and deposited to the credit of the appropriate funds.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.12

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.12)
    Sec. 30-55.12. Purchases. Purchases made under this Act shall be made in compliance with the Local Government Prompt Payment Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.15

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.15)
    Sec. 30-55.15. Supervision of facilities. The board shall have exclusive control of the construction of any library building and of the supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.20

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.20)
    Sec. 30-55.20. Purchase or lease of property; construction of buildings.
    (a) The board may purchase or lease real or personal property and may construct an appropriate building or buildings for the use of the library or libraries established under this Act, using, at the board's option, contracts providing for all or part of the consideration to be paid through installments at stated intervals during a certain period not to exceed 20 years, with interest on the unpaid balance at any lawful rate for municipal corporations in this State.
    (b) The board may refund at any time any installment contract entered into under this Section by means of a refunding loan agreement. The refunding loan agreement may provide for installment payments of principal and interest to be made at stated intervals during a certain period not to exceed 20 years from the date of the refunding loan agreement, with interest on the unpaid principal balance at any lawful rate for municipal corporations in this State. No installment contract or refunding loan agreement for the same property or construction project may exceed an aggregate of 20 years.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.25

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.25)
    Sec. 30-55.25. Remodeling or reconstructing a building. The board may remodel or reconstruct a building erected, purchased, or leased by the board when the building needs remodeling or reconstructing or is not adapted to the board's purposes and needs.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.30

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.30)
    Sec. 30-55.30. Disposal of property. The board may sell or otherwise dispose of real or personal property that it deems no longer necessary or useful for library purposes under terms the board deems best, but in no event on contracts extending over a period of more than 20 years. The board may lease to others any real property not immediately useful to the district but for which plans for ultimate use have been adopted.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.32

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.32)
    Sec. 30-55.32. Sale or disposition of property.
    (a) 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, the property may be sold or disposed of at a public sale as follows:
        (1) Personal property of any value may be donated or
sold to any other tax supported library or to any library system operating under the provisions of the Illinois Library System Act under terms or conditions determined by the board.
        (2) Personal property having a unit value of $1,000
or less may be disposed of as determined by the board.
        (3) Personal property having a unit value of more
than $1,000 but less than $2,500 may be displayed at the library, and a public notice of its availability and the date and the terms of the proposed sale shall be posted.
        (4) In all other cases, except as provided in
subsection (b), the board shall publish notice of the availability and location of the real or personal property and the date and terms of the proposed sale, giving the notice once each week for 2 successive weeks. The notice shall be published in one or more newspapers published within the district or, if there is no such newspaper, then at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the district and published in the county that contains all or the larger portion of the district.
        (5) On the day of the sale, the board shall proceed
with the sale and may sell the property for a price determined by the board or to the highest bidder. Where the board deems the bids inadequate, it may reject the bids and re-advertise the sale.
    (b) If the board has determined that any building or buildings that were received from a municipality due to the conversion of a tax supported public library to a public library district under this Act or a prior law are no longer necessary or useful for library purposes, the board by resolution may authorize the sale of the building or buildings and the underlying land to the municipality from which they were received. The value of the property shall be determined by a written MAI certified appraisal that shall be available for public inspection. The resolution shall be published at the first opportunity following passage in a newspaper published in the municipality or, if there is none, in a newspaper published in the county in which the municipality lies and that has general circulation in the municipality. The board may accept any contract proposal for the sale of the property to the municipality determined by them to be in the best interest of the district by a vote of three-fourths of the board members then holding office, but in no event at a price less than 80% of the appraised value.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.35

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.35)
    Sec. 30-55.35. Administrator; legal counsel; consultants.
    (a) The board may appoint and fix the compensation of a qualified librarian to act as administrator of the district's daily operations. The administrator may hire other employees deemed necessary by the administrator, fix their compensation, and remove those employees, subject to the approval of the board.
    (b) The board may also retain legal counsel and professional consultants as needed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.40

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.40)
    Sec. 30-55.40. Contracts for library services and other matters. The board may contract with any public or private corporation or entity for the purpose of providing or receiving library service or of performing other acts necessary and proper to carry out the responsibilities, the intent, and the provisions of this Act. This contractual power includes, but is not limited to, (i) participating in interstate library compacts and library systems, (ii) contracting to supply library services, and (iii) spending any federal or State funds made available to any county, municipality, or township or to the State of Illinois for library purposes. If, however, a contract is for the supply of library services for residents without a public library established under this Act, the terms of that contract shall recognize the principle of equity of cost of services to non-residents expressed in this Section and shall provide for the assumption, by the contracting party receiving the services, of financial responsibility for the loss of or damage to any library materials provided to non-residents under the contract.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.45

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.45)
    Sec. 30-55.45. Common library or services. The board may join with the board or boards of one or more public libraries within this State in maintaining libraries or for the maintenance of a common library or common library services for the participants upon terms and conditions agreed upon by the participating library boards.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.50

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.50)
    Sec. 30-55.50. Title to property. The board may enter into contracts and may take title to any property acquired by it for library purposes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.55

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.55)
    Sec. 30-55.55. Exclusion of certain persons from library. The board may exclude from the use of the library any person who willfully violates an ordinance or regulation prescribed by the board.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.60

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.60)
    Sec. 30-55.60. Use of library by nonresidents. The board may extend the privileges and use of the library, including the borrowing of materials on an individual basis by persons residing outside the district. If the board exercises this power, the privilege of library use shall be upon terms and conditions prescribed by the board in its regulations. The board shall charge a nonresident fee for the privileges and use of the library at least equal to the cost paid by residents of the district, with the cost to be determined according to the formula established by the Illinois State Library. A person residing outside of a public library service area must apply for a non-resident library card at the public library closest to the person's principal residence. The nonresident cards shall allow for borrowing privileges at all participating public libraries in the regional library system. The nonresident fee shall not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Privileges and use provided (i) under the terms
of the district's membership in a library system operating under the provisions of the Illinois Library System Act or (ii) under the terms of any reciprocal agreement with a public or private corporation or entity providing a library service.
        (2) Residents of an area in which the library is
conducting a program for the purpose of encouraging the inclusion of the area in the library district.
        (3) A nonresident who, as an individual or as a
partner, principal stockholder, or other joint owner, owns or leases property that is taxed for library service or is a senior administrative officer of a firm, business, or other corporation owning taxable property within the district, upon presentation of the most recent tax bill upon that taxable property or a copy of the commercial lease of that taxable property.
        (4) A nonresident in an unincorporated area in
Illinois who is a student whose household falls at or below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Income Eligibility Guidelines.
    The board may adopt regulations waiving the nonresident fee for persons under the age of 18.
(Source: P.A. 101-632, eff. 6-5-20; 102-843, eff. 5-13-22.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.65

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.65)
    Sec. 30-55.65. Encouraging additions to district. The board may undertake programs to encourage the addition to the district of adjacent areas without local tax supported library service and may spend funds for this purpose.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.70

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.70)
    Sec. 30-55.70. Fines and penalties. The board may provide, by ordinance, fines and penalties (i) for injury to any book or other library material or to any real or personal property belonging to or in the custody of the library and (ii) for failure to return any book or other material or personal property belonging to or in the custody of the library.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.75

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.75)
    Sec. 30-55.75. Investment of funds. The board shall invest funds pursuant to the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.80

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.80)
    Sec. 30-55.80. Eminent domain. The board may exercise the power of eminent domain.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.82

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.82)
    Sec. 30-55.82. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.85

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.85)
    Sec. 30-55.85. Reserve funds for self-insurance. The board may accumulate and set apart as reserve funds portions of the unexpended balances of the proceeds received from taxes or other sources, for the purpose of providing self-insurance against liabilities of the district.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.90

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.90)
    Sec. 30-55.90. Joining associations. The board may join the district and its employees or trustees as a member or members of the Illinois Library Association and the American Library Association or any nonprofit, nonpolitical, Section 501(c)(3) associations, as designated by the federal Internal Revenue Service, having the purpose of improving library development and librarianship. The board may provide for the payment of membership dues, fees, and assessments to the associations.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-55.100

    (75 ILCS 16/30-55.100)
    Sec. 30-55.100. Historical museum or library. The board may participate in maintaining a historical museum or library located in the district.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-60

    (75 ILCS 16/30-60)
    Sec. 30-60. Resolution concerning library materials and facilities. The board of each district shall adopt, and review at least every 2 years, a resolution for the selection of library materials and the use of library materials and facilities. No employee may be disciplined or dismissed for the selection of library materials when the selection is made in good faith and in accordance with the resolution required to be adopted under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-62

    (75 ILCS 16/30-62)
    Sec. 30-62. Advisory referenda. By a vote of the majority of the members of the board, the board may authorize an advisory question directly related to the operation of the library to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the district. The board shall certify the question to the proper election authority, which must submit the question at an election in accordance with the Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-462, eff. 8-25-17.)

75 ILCS 16/30-65

    (75 ILCS 16/30-65)
    Sec. 30-65. Reports and audits.
    (a) On or before September 1 of each year, the board shall prepare a written report for the past fiscal year. The secretary shall file certified copies of the report on or before the due date with the Illinois State Librarian and in the library or libraries operated by the district, where the report shall be available for public inspection. The report shall include the following:
        (1) The audit of the secretary and the secretary's
records as provided in subsection (c).
        (2) A statement as to any change in the limits and
boundaries of the district.
        (3) A statement as to property of any type acquired
by the district by purchase, legacy, gift, or otherwise.
        (4) A statement as to the amount of accumulations and
the reasons for the accumulations.
        (5) A statement as to any outstanding liabilities,
including those for bonds still outstanding.
        (6) Any other pertinent information requested by the
Illinois State Librarian.
    (b) Where dissolution of the district has been approved, the board shall prepare a final report.
    (c) The secretary's records shall be audited by 2 other trustees appointed by the president. The audit shall be conducted each fiscal year and upon the change of secretaries. The audit report shall be filed not later than 90 days following the completion of the fiscal year. The report shall certify the accuracy and completeness of the secretary's records and shall list the discrepancies, if any. The report of the audit of the secretary's records shall be made a part of the secretary's records.
    (d) The board shall take whatever action is deemed necessary to cure the discrepancies reported to it by any audit committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277; 88-442; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

75 ILCS 16/30-75

    (75 ILCS 16/30-75)
    Sec. 30-75. Donations of money or property. Any person or persons desiring to make donations of money, personal property, or real estate for the benefit of a library may vest title to the donation in the board of library trustees of the district receiving the donation. The money or property shall be held and controlled by the trustees when accepted according to the terms of the deed, gift, legacy, or bequest of the donation. The board shall be held and considered to be a special trustee of the donated property.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-85

    (75 ILCS 16/30-85)
    Sec. 30-85. Budget and appropriation ordinance; levy ordinance.
    (a) The board shall, within the first quarter of each fiscal year and no later than the fourth Tuesday of September, prepare and enact a budget and appropriation ordinance pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Municipal Budget Law. A certified copy of the ordinance shall be published once, and the board shall then ascertain the total amount of the appropriation made for all purposes permitted by this Act and the total amount of monies necessary to be raised for the appropriation.
    (b) By the first Tuesday in December, after publication of the appropriation ordinance, the board shall enact a levy ordinance incorporating the appropriation ordinance by reference and levying not more than the total amount of the appropriation (taking into consideration monies to be raised from other than tax sources) upon all property subject to taxation within the district as that property is assessed and equalized for State and county purposes for that year.
    (c) The secretary shall file, on or before the last Tuesday in December, a certified copy of the levy ordinance with the county clerk of each county affected by the levy. Where more than one county is involved, the secretary shall supply and certify under his or her signature and seal of the district additional information required by each county clerk for the clerk's determination of the portion of the levy required to be levied in his or her county.
    (d) The county clerk shall ascertain the rate per cent that, upon the full, fair cash value of all property subject to taxation within the district, as that property is assessed or equalized by the Department of Revenue, will produce a net amount of not less than the total amount so directed to be levied and then add on for collection loss and costs. The county clerk shall extend this tax in a separate column upon the books of the collector of State and county taxes within the district.
    (e) The secretary shall also file, on or before the last Tuesday of December, certified copies of the appropriation and levy ordinances with the library or libraries operated by the district and shall make copies available to public inspection at all times.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-90

    (75 ILCS 16/30-90)
    Sec. 30-90. Termination of appropriations.
    (a) Notwithstanding any limitations imposed by law, all appropriations made in the annual budget shall terminate with the close of the fiscal year provided for, except that remaining balances, in amounts up to 20% of those appropriations, shall be available until August 30 for the authorization of the payment of obligations incurred before the close of the fiscal year and until September 30 for payment of those obligations. All remaining balances shall be available for transfer to be accumulated under this Act.
    (b) Transfers from one appropriation of any amount specified for any object and purpose, not affecting the total amount appropriated, may be made at any meeting of the board by an ordinance enacted by a two-thirds vote of all the trustees present and voting. By a like vote, the board may by ordinance make appropriations in excess of those authorized by the budget in order to meet an immediate and unforeseen emergency. After the adoption of the annual budget and appropriation ordinance, no other and further appropriations (except as specified in this Section or pursuant to the financial provisions of the Illinois Municipal Budget Law) shall be made at any other time during the fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)

75 ILCS 16/30-95

    (75 ILCS 16/30-95)
    Sec. 30-95. Working cash fund.
    (a) A board may, by ordinance, create and maintain a working cash fund, for the sole purpose of enabling the district to have in its funds, at all times, sufficient money to meet demands for ordinary and necessary and committed expenditures for library purposes.
    (b) The working cash fund shall be known as the public library district working cash fund and may contain any amount deemed necessary by the board to satisfy the purpose of the fund. The balance in the fund shall not, however, at any time be allowed to exceed 0.2% of the full, fair cash value of all taxable property within the district, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year 1998. The money for the fund shall accrue from the public library district working cash fund tax the board is authorized to levy under Section 35-35. The board may appropriate moneys to the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive those appropriations and any other contributions.
    (c) Once the fund has been created, the proceeds shall be deposited into a special and separate fund and may be carried over from year to year without in any manner reducing or abating a future annual library tax levy. The fund shall be identified in the budget each year, but shall not be deemed a current asset available for library purposes.
    (d) The proceeds of the fund may be transferred from the working cash fund to the general library fund and disbursed from the general library fund in anticipation of the collection of taxes lawfully levied for general library purposes or in anticipation of taxes imposed before or after the effective date of this Act by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes pursuant to Article IX, Section 5, subsection (c), of the Illinois Constitution. These taxes, when collected and after payment of tax warrants, shall be drawn upon to reimburse the working cash fund.
    (e) Temporarily idle moneys in the working cash fund may be invested as directed by the governing board of the library district, and the interest earned on the investments may, at the option of the board, be either transferred permanently to the general corporate fund or may remain in the working cash fund. If the interest remains in the working cash fund, it may serve to increase the balance of the working cash fund available for loans, but in no event may the balance of that fund be allowed to exceed the statutory maximum for the fund established in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-659, eff. 10-11-07.)

75 ILCS 16/30-100

    (75 ILCS 16/30-100)
    Sec. 30-100. Abolition of working cash fund. The board may, by resolution, abolish a working cash fund established under Section 30-95 and direct the transfer of any balance in the fund, including any interest that has accrued, to the general library fund at the close of the fiscal year. If the board abolishes a working cash fund under this Section, it may be reestablished in the same manner as the fund was originally created under Section 35-35 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-659, eff. 10-11-07.)

75 ILCS 16/30-105

    (75 ILCS 16/30-105)
    Sec. 30-105. Tax warrants.
    (a) When there is insufficient money in the general fund to defray the necessary expenses of the district, and the working cash fund has been drawn upon and depleted, the board may cause warrants to be issued and drawn against and in anticipation of any taxes levied for the payment of the necessary expenses of the district, but only to the extent of 85% of the total amount of tax levied. The warrants shall show upon their face that they are payable in numerical order of their issuance solely from the taxes when collected and shall be received by any county collector of taxes in payment of the taxes against which they are issued. The taxes shall be set apart and held for payment of the warrants.
    (b) Every warrant shall bear interest payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not exceeding the interest rate established by statute, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that the warrant will be paid on presentation. Warrants not presented pursuant to the notice shall, after the due date, carry a lower rate of interest as specified, but not less than 3% and for only one year. After that 1-year term, the warrant shall bear no interest.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)