Vermont Statutes Title 22. Libraries, History, and Information Technology, § 146. Public documents and volumes

(a) The governing body of the municipality may vote to place in the library a copy of any documents and volumes received by the municipality and also a copy of any documents and volumes received from the state, except library materials provided by law to be kept in the office of the town clerk, as it shall designate.  These materials shall remain the property of the municipality, but their use shall be enjoyed by the library until the governing body votes otherwise.

(b) The state librarian shall deliver to a public library that has been voted the use of documents owned by the municipality, the duplicate documents and volumes published or provided by the state which, in the judgment of the board of libraries, can be delivered without prejudice to the department of libraries.  The documents and volumes shall remain the property of the state, but the library shall use them until the state librarian is directed by law to demand their return to the department of libraries.

(c) When a public library exists in a municipality and is not established by it, the municipality may, at an annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote, make the provisions of subsection (a) of this section apply to the library;  and, in case of such vote, the provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall apply to the library the same as if it were established and maintained by the municipality.


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