2013 Mississippi Code
Article 1 - LIBRARIES
§ 39-3-13 - Contracts by counties or municipalities for library services

MS Code § 39-3-13 (2013) What's This?

(1) The governing body of any municipality may contract with the board of trustees of any established public library or public library system to receive the services of that established public library or public library system.

(2) The board of supervisors of any county in the state may, with the consent of the board of trustees of an established public library system, contract for library service from any established public library system.

(3) The board of trustees of any regional public library system may contract for such region to receive library service from any established public library system.

(4) There shall be one (1) board of trustees in each public library system with the administrative powers and responsibilities prescribed in Section 39-3-17, Mississippi Code of 1972. Any other board of trustees within such library system shall serve in a purely advisory capacity to said administrative board. The administrative board shall be designated by contract among all such boards of trustees within the system. Advisory boards may contract with administrative boards to provide local services and policies as may be mutually agreed on. In the event an agreement cannot be reached among all such boards of trustees, the matter shall be submitted to a negotiating committee comprised of the following: two (2) persons selected by each of the boards of trustees involved in the matter plus two (2) persons selected by the Mississippi Library Commission.

(5) Contracts for library services shall include, but not limited to: (a) name of library system; (b) definition of library service area; (c) name of all parties and responsibilities regarding participation in the library system, including but not limited to funding of the library system and maintenance of facilities; (d) appointment of board of trustees with the naming of the administrative board and the stated responsibilities of said boards; (e) eligibility and criteria for participation of new libraries in the library system; and (f) a stated contract review and renewal process. The contract shall provide for the dissolution of such library system including, but not limited to, the definition of assets and the procedure for the distribution of such assets.

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