REVISED STATUTES, 1989
รวมเกมส์ 1 This Act may be cited as the Libraries Act. R.S., c. 254, s.1.
3 The Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage shall have the general supervision and administration of the Provincial Library and of libraries and library services provided under this Act and subject to this Act, the functions heretofore vested in the Regional Libraries Commission. R.S., c. 254, s. 3; 2011, c. 65, s. 1.
รวมเกมส์ (b) direct the work of other officials and employees in the Provincial Library;
(f) co-operate with any cultural or educational organization, library association, library board or librarian in matters pertaining to the organization, maintenance and administration of the Provincial Library or any library established under any Act;
6 (1) With the approval of the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, a city, town or municipality may enter into and carry out an agreement with other cities, towns, municipalities and the Minister, or with any one or more of them, for the establishment and operation of a regional public library.
(2) A party to an agreement under this Section may withdraw from participation in the agreement on the thirty-first day of December in any year by giving to each of the other parties not less than one year?s written notice of its intention to withdraw. R.S., c. 254, s. 6; 2011, c. 65, s. 3.
7 Where an agreement made under Section 6 provides that an additional city, town or municipality may become a party to the agreement, the regional library board that was constituted as a result of the agreement shall be deemed to be the agent of each city, town and municipality that is a party to the agreement and as such agent may, in their names and on their behalf, enter into an agreement with an additional city, town or municipality for participation by it in the establishment, operation or support of the regional public library. R.S., c. 254, s. 7.
8 A city, town or municipality that enters into an agreement under this Act for the establishment and operation of a regional public library may borrow or raise by way of loan on the credit of the city, town or municipality such sum or sums as the council thereof deems necessary for the purpose of erecting, acquiring, purchasing, altering, adding to, improving, furnishing or equipping a building or buildings for a regional public library or for the purpose of purchasing or acquiring books for such library. R.S., c. 254, s. 8.
9 Any sums required by the council of a city, town or municipality for the purpose of establishing or supporting a regional public library under this Act shall be held to be sums voted or granted for the ordinary lawful purposes of the city, town or municipality and may be raised, levied and collected in the same manner and in all respects as other sums required for the ordinary lawful purposes of the city, town or municipality are raised, levied and collected. R.S., c. 254, s. 9.
10 (1) Where an agreement for the establishment and support of a regional public library is entered into under this Act there shall be a regional library board for the management and operation of the library.
(3) A member of a regional library board appointed by a city, town or municipality holds office for a period of one, two or three years, as determined by the city, town or municipality making the appointment, and a member appointed by the Governor in Council holds office for such term as the Governor in Council prescribes.
(4) A member of a regional library board who is absent without cause from more than one half of the meetings of the board in any term is ineligible for appointment to the board for the following term. R.S., c. 254, s. 10; 1990, c. 32, s. 4.
(f) enter into and carry out agreements with cities, towns, municipalities, persons, associations or organizations for the provision of library services to them on such terms and conditions as the board thinks advisable;
(j) do and perform such other acts and things as are conducive or incidental to the carrying out of its purposes and the exercise of its powers. R.S., c. 254, s. 11; 1990, c. 32, s. 5; 2011, c. 65, s. 4; revision corrected.
รวมเกมส์ 13 (1) The Funding Review Committee, on or before the thirty-first day of January, each financial year, shall forward to the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage its recommendations respecting operating grants to regional library boards, maintenance grants to a council of a city, town or municipality and capital grants by the Province during the following financial year.
รวมเกมส์ (2) The Minister shall announce the Provincial operating grants, maintenance grants and capital grants in respect of regional libraries as near as possible to the start of the financial year to which the grants apply. R.S., c. 254, s. 13; 1990, c. 19, s. 44; 2011, c. 65, s. 6.
(2) The auditor shall annually, not later than the fifteenth day of June, submit to the regional library board, the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and each city, town or municipality that is a party to an agreement for the operation of a regional public library, a financial report of the operations of the library for the financial year ending the thirty-first day of March. R.S., c. 254, s. 14; 1990, c. 32, s. 6; 1990, c. 19, s. 45; 2011, c. 65, s. 7.
(b) establishing a funding formula for calculating Provincial grants to help defray part of the maintenance costs incurred by the council of a city, town or municipality in providing space and covering the cost of utilities and other related expenditures for branch libraries;