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Act 164 of 1877
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CITY, VILLAGE, AND TOWNSHIP LIBRARIES

Act 164 of 1877

AN ACT to authorize cities, incorporated villages, and townships to establish and maintain, or contract for the use of, free public libraries and reading rooms; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.


History: 1877, Act 164, Eff. Aug. 21, 1877 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 128, Imd. Eff. June 1, 1984 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 177, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999


© 2015 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 397.201SectionPublic library and reading room; establishment and maintenance by city council; tax levy; library fund; tax additional to tax limitation.
Section 397.202SectionGoverning board; number; qualifications; terms.
Section 397.203SectionBoards of directors; appointment; terms; removal.
Section 397.204SectionGoverning board; vacancy; compensation.
Section 397.205SectionGoverning board; president; officers; powers and duties; library fund; expenditures; establishment and maintenance of public library and reading room.
Section 397.206SectionCity library; free use; regulations.
Section 397.207SectionGoverning board; annual report; contents; affidavit.
Section 397.208SectionCity library; injury to property, ordinances, penalties.
Section 397.209SectionDonation of money, personal property, or real estate; governing board as trustee.
Section 397.210SectionFree public library in village or township; petition to levy tax for establishment; notice of election; library fund; governing board; estimate of money necessary for support and maintenance of library; report; assessment and collection of tax; powers of corporate authorities; library as authority under state constitution.
Section 397.210aSectionFree public library in city; establishment; petition for tax; notice; library fund; preparing and reporting estimate of money necessary for support and maintenance; tax additional to tax limitation.
Section 397.210bSectionFree public library established in township or village incorporated as city; continuation of library board, library, and tax.
Section 397.210cSectionIncreasing or renewing library millage; ballot; election; validation of millage renewal.
Section 397.211SectionVote of city, village, or township to establish free public library; governing board; establishment; provisional or permanent; membership; powers.
Section 397.211aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 397.212SectionApplicability of MCL 397.210a and 397.211; exception; organization of existing public library under MCL 397.210a.
Section 397.213SectionUse of library services by adjacent township, village, or city; contract; payment.
Section 397.214SectionContract with township, city, or village for use of library and reading room; procedure; tax levy; library fund.
Section 397.215SectionContract for use of library services by county; joint governing board; membership; provisions of contract; powers and duties of joint governing board.
Section 397.216SectionRights in use and benefits of library; uniform rules and regulations.
Section 397.217SectionJoint municipal libraries; villages and cities.
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