2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 18 Powers of Municipalities
Section 3-18-14 Municipal libraries; establishment; contract services; state publications; gifts and bequests.

NM Stat § 3-18-14 (2015) What's This?

3-18-14. Municipal libraries; establishment; contract services; state publications; gifts and bequests.

A. A municipality may establish and maintain a free public library under proper regulation and may receive, hold and dispose of a gift, donation, devise or bequest that is made to the municipality for the purpose of establishing, increasing or improving the library. The governing body may apply the use, profit, proceeds, interests and rents accruing from such property in any manner that will best improve the library and its use.

B. After a public library is established, the secretary of state shall furnish to the public library a copy of any work subsequently published under his authority.

C. A municipality establishing a public library may enter into contracts and joint powers agreements with other municipalities, counties, local school boards, post-secondary educational institutions and the library division of the office of cultural affairs for the furnishing of library services. In the interest of establishing a county or regional library, a municipality may convey its library facilities to the county as part of a contract for furnishing library services to the inhabitants of the municipality by the county or regional library.

History: 1953 Comp., 14-17-12, enacted by Laws 1965, ch. 300; 1977, ch. 246, 45; 1980, ch. 151, 1; 1999, ch. 20, 1.

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