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Act 164 of 1877
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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

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

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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