Chapter 2.75
LIBRARIES*

Sections:

Article I. In General

2.75.010    Supervision, management and control of public library – Functions of library board.

2.75.020    Right of library board to accept and use gifts, bequests, etc.

2.75.030    Supervision of public library program.

Article II. Staunton-Augusta Law Library

2.75.040    Established – Use by public.

2.75.050    Contribution of books and periodicals accepted.

2.75.060    Special assessment for library as part of costs in civil actions.

*Charter reference – Authority of council to grant aid to public library, § 11(11).

State law reference – Local libraries, Code of Virginia, § 42.1-33 et seq.

Article I. In General

2.75.010 Supervision, management and control of public library – Functions of library board.

The general supervision, management and control of the city’s public library is hereby transferred to the city manager, with the library board being retained in an advisory capacity to the librarian. The library board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the librarian on the development and revision of policies, the selection of reading and recorded materials, evaluation of priorities which should be given to different library materials and programs and the encouragement of optimum utilization of the library programs by the citizens of the city. (Code 1964, § 2-46; Code 1985, § 15-1; Amended during the 2003 reformat).

Cross reference – Time limit for parking at public library, SCC 10.25.090.

2.75.020 Right of library board to accept and use gifts, bequests, etc.

The library board shall have the right to accept donations, gifts, demises and bequests of money, tangible and intangible personal property and real estate and to use such, or the income therefrom, for the benefit of the public library. (Code 1964, § 2-47; Code 1985, § 15-2).

2.75.030 Supervision of public library program.

The library director, who shall be appointed by and report to the city manager, shall supervise the city’s public library program. (Code 1964, § 17-8.1; Code 1985, § 15-3; Ord. 1-14-8).

Article II. Staunton-Augusta Law Library*

*State law reference – Law libraries, Code of Virginia, §§ 42.1-6042.1-71.

2.75.040 Established – Use by public.

A law library is hereby established under the name of “Staunton-Augusta Law Library” and the same shall be open for the use of the public under such rules and regulations as may be established by the judge of the circuit court of Augusta County, by order, from time to time; provided, however, that the use of the books owned by the Supreme Court of Virginia shall conform to such rules and regulations as the Supreme Court of Virginia may prescribe, from time to time, for the use of such library and the times it shall be kept opened. (Ord. 9-9-82, § 2; Code 1985, § 15-14).

2.75.050 Contribution of books and periodicals accepted.

The contribution of the Augusta County Bar Association of all the law books and law periodicals owned by such association and located within the Supreme Court of Virginia Law Library on the third floor of the Masonic Building is hereby accepted. (Ord. 9-9-82, § 1; Code 1985, § 15-15).

2.75.060 Special assessment for library as part of costs in civil actions.

(1) There is hereby assessed as part of the costs incident to each civil action filed in the circuit court of the city and the general district court of the city the sum of $2.00. Such assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed and remitted to the treasurer of the city and held by such treasurer in a separate fund, subject to disbursements by the judge of the circuit court of Augusta County for the acquisition of law books and law periodicals and other lawful disbursements for the use and maintenance of the law library established by this article.

(2) The assessment provided for in this section shall be in addition to all other costs prescribed by law, but shall not apply to any action in which the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof or the federal government is a party and in which costs are assessed against the commonwealth, any such political subdivision or the federal government. (Ord. 9-9-82, § 3; Code 1985, § 15-16).

State law reference – Authority for above section, Code of Virginia, § 42.1-70.