Out Island Public Libraries Act


Published: 1909-08-23

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Out Island Public Libraries Act
OUT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES [CH.50 – 1



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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

OUT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
CHAPTER 50

OUT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Government of library receiving Treasury grant.
4. Constitution of board of trustees
5. Vacancies how filled.
6. Qualification of trustees.
7. Powers of trustees.
8. Annual Report.


OUT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES [CH.50 – 3


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 50

OUT ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
An Act relating to Out Island libraries.

[Commencement 23rd August, 1909]
1. This Act may be cited as the Out Island Public

Libraries Act.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Edu-

cation.
3. Any library in any Out Island which receives a

grant of money out of the Consolidated Fund shall be
under the management of a board of five trustees.

4. Every such board of trustees shall consist of the
commissioner in charge of the district who shall be
chairman and four other persons to be appointed annually
in the month of December in each and every year, two of
whom shall be first nominated by the Minister and two
afterwards elected by the subscribers to such library, in
such manner as may be directed by any rule made under
section 7 of this Act.

5. If a vacancy occurs among the trustees, in any
manner, it shall be lawful for the Minister, should such
vacancy occur among the nominated trustees to fill such
vacancy, and, if the same should occur among the elected
trustees, for the subscribers to such library to proceed to
the election of another trustee to fill up such vacancy and
the person so nominated or elected shall have the same and
the like powers, rights and authorities as trustees
nominated and elected at the regular annual time, and shall
hold office until the next regular annual nomination and
election.

6. No person shall be qualified to be nominated or to
be elected as a trustee unless he is a British subject and is a
subscriber to the library.

15 of 1909
10 of 1939
E.L.A.O., 1974

Short title.

Interpretation.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

Government of
library receiving
Treasury grant.

Constitution of
board of trustees
10 of 1939, s. 2;
E.L.A.O., 1974.

Vacancies how
filled.

E.L.A.O., 1974.

Qualification of
trustees.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

7. The trustees shall have full power and authority to
accept donations, to pay salaries and rentals, and to
purchase out of the funds of the library such books,
pamphlets, newspapers and other articles as shall be
deemed proper for the library and to make rules subject
to the approval of the Minister, for the management
thereof.

8. The trustees shall cause a report on the state of
the library under their control and of the funds thereof to be
submitted annually to the Minister who shall lay a copy of
such report on the table of each House of Parliament.

Powers of
trustees.

E.L.A.O., 1974.

Annual Report.
E.L.A.O., 1974.