Announcement Of Law On Library Services

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse af lov om biblioteksvirksomhed

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Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1 Public libraries ' purpose and activities

Chapter 2 governmental tasks in the library area

Chapter 3 special provisions

Chapter 4 final provisions The full text of the Ordinance to the law on library services

Hereby promulgated Act No. 340 of 17. May 2000 with the changes brought about by Act No. 1049 by 17. December 2002, Act No. 430 of 6. June 2005, law No. 431 of 6. June 2005, law No. 563 of 24. June 2005 and law No. 346 of 18. April 2007.

Chapter 1

Public libraries ' purpose and activities

§ 1. Public libraries ' purpose is to promote information, education and cultural activity by providing books, magazines, audiobooks and other suitable materials available such as music-bearing materials and electronic information resources, including internet and multimedia.

(2). Public libraries must strive to make videograms available.

(3). Public libraries are municipal and state information and disseminates information about society in General.

§ 2. Public libraries ' purpose be fulfilled through quality, versatility and topicality in selecting the material to be made available. In selecting these criteria, not only must the material contained in the religious, moral or political views, be decisive.

§ 3. The Municipal Council is obliged, where appropriate, in cooperation with other local councils that operate a public library with branches for children and adults. The Municipal Council may enter into agreement with another Municipal Council for partial or library services.

(2). The Municipal Council must as far as possible





1) establishing library services of the children and adults who are unable even to come to the library,

2) customize the libraries ' opening hours for user needs and

3) establish branches or implement other control deals, where the municipality's size and nature makes it useful.





(3). The head of a public library must have a relevant professional background.

(4). Local councils may set up a biblioteksråd with a view to the coordination of library undertaking between several municipalities.

§ 4. The Minister of culture can be negotiated with the municipal parties lay down detailed rules on public libraries ' materials and the use of these. The rules can, among other things, relate to the content of the libraries ' materials collections, libraries ' ability in special cases to charge deposit for lending, as well as their ability to restrict the lending of material.

§ 5. Public libraries are available to anyone for use at the site and for the loan of materials. The commitment to lending related to the materials referred to in § 1, paragraph 1.

(2). Public libraries must through their participation in the General loan cooperation seek to provide users the material that the library itself does not possess.

§ 6. Public libraries can create and operate branches in enterprises and institutions or make agreement on library services of such.

(2). Costs of library services by governmental, regional and other institutions not covered by the municipalities, shall be borne by the institutions.

§ 7. The municipal public libraries are collaborating with the municipality's school libraries. Used the same katalogi seringssystemer, etc. in the field of public-and skolebiblioteks area.

Chapter 2

Governmental tasks in the library area

The State's tasks

§ 8. The State encourages cooperation in library services and works for users through the public library has access to the State and State-sponsored libraries ' materials, see. § § 9-18.

Central libraries

§ 9. Central libraries seems like over central to public libraries by searching to obtain material, to the extent that public libraries do not even possess the material, see. § 11.

§ 10. The Minister of culture shall decide, in accordance with the municipal parties, debate which public libraries that together will act as central libraries.

(2). The decision must be taken into account that the library's materials, personnel and facilities are of such a standard, the special central library task can be solved in a proper way.

§ 11. Minister of culture agrees on new central library undertaking with the municipality, if the public library must perform this function.

(2). The agreement must include a description of the tasks that the central library takes care of the circle of public libraries served. The agreement must contain a description of the services provided by the central library provides free of charge available. The agreement can, among other things, relate to tasks aimed at regional coordination within a delimited geographical area and to strengthen the professional competence in the libraries.

§ 12. The State shall bear the cost of the central library facility.

(2). The State's appropriation for central libraries shall be fixed at the annual finance laws.

The State libraries

§ 13. The State operates a number of libraries for the purpose of service of the colleges, institutions and research.

(2). A State Library available to anyone for use on site, as well as lending of materials and participate in the libraries ' ordinary credit cooperation, if the task is included in the precondition for appropriation for the library.

(3). A library that receives subsidies from the State, available to anyone for use on site, as well as lending of materials and participate in the libraries ' ordinary credit cooperation, if the task is part of the prerequisite for the grant to the library.

(4). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiation with the concerned ministers detailed rules about the State and State-sponsored libraries ' obligations referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3. The rules may in particular relate to libraries ' ability in special cases to charge deposit for lending, as well as their ability to restrict the lending of material. By rulemaking will be able to take into account the particularities of the individual libraries.

§ 14. State Library works as central to public libraries by





1) to provide books, journals and other suitable materials available to public libraries,

2) to convey the loans from home and abroad,

3) to obtain material with special regard to the needs of refugees and immigrants to public libraries and other relevant institutions, as well as

4) to carry out a central depot library function of public libraries.






§ 15. Denmark's Blind library works as central to public libraries by providing material for libraries, with particular regard to information dissemination to blind, partially sighted, Dyslexic, and others who are on the grounds of disability is unable to or have difficulty reading printed text. Denmark's Blind library disseminates loans from home and abroad in association with public libraries ' operation of the mentioned group of users.

(2). Denmark's Blind library can advise library services on matters of importance to the operation of the Group of users who are referred to in paragraph 1.

Other governmental tasks

§ 16. The State shall bear the cost of the preparation of the national bibliography, which is part of the national joint library catalogue.

(2). The State contributes to the national joint library catalogue, to the extent possible, be made available to any access via the internet.

§ 17. The State subsidizes the German minority libraries in South Jutland.

(2). The State can provide grants for library services of other special groups.

(3). The Minister may lay down detailed rules on financial reporting, audit powers and the execution of the financial contribution, shall be paid pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2. The Minister of culture can obtain additional materials from beneficiaries for use by the National Audit Office for a further accounting review.

§ 18. The State subsidizes the development in the field of public-and skolebiblioteks area.

Chapter 3

Special provisions

Public libraries

§ 19. The loan of materials from the public library and control at the library is free of charge for the user, see. However, §§ 20 and 29.

§ 20. The municipality may charge the remuneration of users for special services that are associated with public libraries ' control but which have a more far-reaching character than the use of the site, lending of materials and general guidance. The municipality may also sell knowledge that is accumulated in the public library in connection with the solution of the General library tasks. The municipality may process and further develop this knowledge for the purpose of sale. Sales must be organised in such a way that it does not affect the performance of the common library tasks in an unreasonable way.

(2). Services referred to in paragraph 1, must be explicitly requested by the user.

(3). Municipal Board of Directors determines the size and shape of the consideration for the additional benefits referred to in paragraph 1, without prejudice to article. However, paragraph 4.

(4). Where the benefits referred to in paragraph 1, offered in competition with private, the prices of the services shall be set at market conditions, so that they do not lead to unfair competition.

(5). The municipality's sale of services offered in competition, don't over a three-year period give the total deficit.

(6). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiation with the Minister of the Interior, detailed rules on pricing in accordance with paragraph 4 and financial reporting in connection with municipal sale of services referred to in paragraph 1, without prejudice to article. paragraphs 4 and 5.

§ 21. Municipalities may charge a fee for exceeding the lending period. The fee may not exceed 20 DKr. for materials, as a user has borrowed at the same time, as has the same lending period, and which are delivered assembled, subject to a maximum of 10 DKK for children and young people under the age of 14. If the excess is more than 7 days, the fee could be increased to 120 kroner, up to a maximum of 55 DKK for children under 14 years of age. If the excess is more than 30 days, the fee could be increased to DKK 230, subject to a maximum of 120 DKK for children under 14 years of age.

§ 22. By participating in loan co-operation can a municipality charge from another municipality for loans, except for loans, is conveyed in the context of addressing the concerns of central library feature. The payment can not be imposed on the user.

(2). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiations with local parties, detailed rules relating to the payment referred to in paragraph 1. The rules may in particular relate to the size and shape, including a call-in notice for collection.

§ 23. The municipality may with a reasonable charge, if a user from another municipality borrows material from the public library. Payment charged to the user's municipality of residence and may not be imposed on the user.

(2). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiations with local parties, detailed rules relating to the payment referred to in paragraph 1. The rules may in particular relate to the size and shape, including a call-in notice for collection.

§ 24. The municipality may charge a fee for the issuance of the replacement library card by the user.

The State libraries

§ 25. The governmental and State-supported libraries, who have obligations under section 13 (2) and (3), loaning material and provides control of the library free of charge for the user, see. However, paragraph § 27, paragraph 1, and section 29.

section 26. The governmental and State-supported libraries, who have obligations under section 13 (2) and (3) intermediary loans to public libraries free of charge.

§ 27. The governmental and State-supported libraries, who have obligations under section 13 (2) and (3) may charge the remuneration of users for special services that are associated with bib lio teksbetjeningen, but which has a more far-reaching character than the use of the site, lending of materials and general guidance.

(2). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiation with the concerned ministers detailed rules about the State and State-sponsored libraries services, referred to in paragraph 1. The rules may relate to, among other things, the services can be charged for, including the size of the payment.

section 28. The State Library may charge a fee for exceeding the lending period. The fee may not exceed 5 DKK per material unit. If the excess is more than 7 days, the fee could be increased to a maximum of 25 DKr. where the overrun is more than 30 days, the fee could be increased to a maximum of 50 us $.

(2). State-supported libraries may charge a fee for exceeding the lending period pursuant to paragraph 1.

Common provisions

section 29. An agreement between a library and a provider or rightsholder for the supply of material for a limited readership may include provision for material delivery to users outside of the circle is done in return for payment of a specific consumption specific license fee. A library may provide that such a fee imposed on the user.

section 30. The Minister of culture can be negotiated with the local parties and concerned Ministers decide that the bib lio tekerne should charge for the ordering of material via internet access to libraries ' joint library catalogue.


(2). The collection is handled by the library, which handle the order to the user.

(3). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiation with the local parties and concerned ministers detailed rules about the collection of the fee referred to in paragraph 1. The rules may in particular relate to the level of the fee, not an additional form, as well as exemptions from the payment obligation.

section 31. A library can exclude a user from that loan in the library, provided that he or she has substantially failed to comply with its obligation to submit borrowed material in undamaged condition.

(2). Exclusion from that loan in the library may also take place, where a user ought to pay the fee, which is determined in accordance with sections 21 and 28.

(3). The Minister of culture shall lay down after negotiation with the local parties and concerned ministers detailed rules on exclusion. The rules may in particular relate to guidelines for exclusion, notice and exclusion period.

section 32. There are udpantningsret for fees, which are determined in accordance with sections 21 and 28, provided that the amount represents 200 USD or more.

section 33. Unpaid fees under section 21 and section 28, paragraph 1, of the indrivelsesmyndigheden with the addition of costs recovered by Lien in order and by deduction in pay etc. with the person concerned in accordance with the rules on the collection of personal taxes in kildeskatteloven.

(2). The Minister may, in consultation with the tax Minister lay down detailed rules concerning the procedure in relation to attachment of earnings orders.

§ 33a. Arrears collection authority may give unpaid fees under section 21 and section 28, paragraph 1, in accordance with the rules in Recovery Act.

§ 34. In the regulations about the procedure in relation to attachment of earnings orders for unpaid fees pursuant to section 33, paragraph 2, may be fixed penalty in the form of fines for violation of the provisions of the legislation.

(2). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

section 35. Libraries establishes a regulation for users use. Those rules shall include provisions on the identification, the loan period, the ner was the collection of deposit, breach of the obligation to submit borrowed material in undamaged condition, levying of fees and remuneration as well as Lien in order.

Chapter 4

Final provisions

§ 36. The law shall enter into force on the 1. July 2000. At the same time repealed Act No. 1100 of 22. December 1993 on public libraries, etc.

(2). The right to borrow music-bearing materials and multimedia on other public libraries than country of residence the municipality's library, see. section 5, paragraph 1, however, only have effect from 1 January. January 2003.

(3). Public libraries as well as the State and State-sponsored libraries-levying of fees for exceeding the lending period according to the rules laid down in §§ 21 and 28 but has effect from 1 January. January 2001.

section 37. Until the Minister of culture after this law has designated the libraries, who will act as central libraries, maintained the existing central libraries, see. section 8 of Act No. 1100 of 22. December 1993 on public libraries, etc. Also maintained the grant scheme for Copenhagen and Frederiksberg Municipalities to the part of the library company, corresponding to the central library activity, see. section 11 of the said law.

(2). Public libraries ' access to charge a fee for exceeding the lending period, see. section 18 of Act No. 1100 of 22. December 1993 on public libraries, etc., be maintained until 31 December 2008. December 2000.

section 38. The law does not apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands




Act No. 1049 by 17. December 2002 on the amendment of the road traffic Act, library services and law on court fees, which amends article 21, paragraph 1, and abrogate § 33 (1), (2). paragraph, includes the following entry-into-force provision:



§ 4

The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2003.




Act No. 430 of 6. June 2005 amending various laws and repealing the Act on municipal cooperation on the collection and recovery, which amends section 33 (2) and repeals section 33, paragraph 3, includes the following entry-into-force provision:



section 70

(1). The law shall enter into force on the day after publication in the Official Gazette.

(2). The law shall take effect from the 1. November 2005, see. However, paragraph 3.

(3). Decisions about recovery in the 1. October 2005 the appeal was lodged to the existing administrative review bodies, released for treatment in the national tax Tribunal on 1. on January 1, 2006, if the existing review bodies has not finalised its complaint before this date.




Act No. 431 of 6. June 2005 amending various laws that amend section 33, paragraph 1 1. paragraph and introduces a new section 33a, includes the following entry-into-force provision:



§ 85

(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. November 2005, see. However, paragraph 2.

(2). § 52, nr. 8, has effect for alerts, as withholding persons gives the recipient of income 1. September 2005 and later.




Act No. 563 of 24. June 2005 amending a number of laws in the field of culture, which amends section 6 (2), includes the following entry-into-force provision:



§ 10

(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2007. The provisions of paragraphs 2 to 6, however, shall enter into force on the day following the Act's promulgation in the Official Gazette.




Act No. 346 of 18. April 2007 amending the law on the collection and recovery of certain claims and various other laws, repealing § § 33 (1), (2). paragraph, includes the following entry-into-force provision:



§ 11

Tax Minister shall determine the time of the entry into force of the Act, see. However, § 12. 1) the Ministry of culture, the 20. August 2008 Brian M/Jacob Christian Bertram Official notes 1) § 12 contains the effective provision of kildeskatteloven.

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