2020 Arkansas Code
Title 13 - Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Resources
Chapter 2 - Libraries
Subchapter 9 - Regional Library System Law
§ 13-2-902. Purpose

Universal Citation: AR Code § 13-2-902 (2020)
  1. (a) In order to better coordinate the services of libraries and library systems in different counties, as is permitted under both Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 30, and Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 38, when city and county public libraries are formed in the various counties of the State of Arkansas and taxes are levied in those cities and counties for the purpose of maintaining and operating a public library or library system or when counties, cities, or towns form public libraries or provide library services for their citizens without levying specific taxes, the city and county public libraries may organize themselves into regional library systems in accordance with this subchapter.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) The provisions of this subchapter for creating a regional library system in Arkansas shall be supplemental to and in addition to the present laws relating to the powers of counties and municipalities to contract for services and to enter into interlocal cooperation agreements under the Interlocal Cooperation Act, § 25-20-101 et seq.

    2. (2) This subchapter shall not be construed to prohibit a county or municipality from joining with other counties or cities to create other regional or multijurisdictional arrangements to provide library services for their citizens.

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