A Library Primer eBook

John Cotton Dana
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Persons not resident in the city may be allowed, at the discretion of the librarian, to take books on payment of $1 per year, and on signing an agreement to comply with the regulations of the library.

REFERENCE DEPARTMENT

The librarian and assistants are glad of opportunities to help those wishing to do reference work of any kind to a knowledge of the location of the books and the use of catalogs, indexes, and other aids.

READING ROOM

The reading room is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on week days; and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Conversation and conduct inconsistent with quiet and order are prohibited.

Back numbers of papers and periodicals may be had on application to the attendants.

The books, papers, and periodicals should be carefully used, and neither marked nor cut.

Persons who wilfully violate any of the foregoing rules thereby forfeit all right to the use of the reading room.

CHAPTER XLII

Rules for the government of the Board of trustees and employes of the public library

[Slightly modified from the rules of the Erie (Pa.) public library.]

ARTICLE I

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

Section 1.  The regular meetings of the board of trustees shall be held on the Monday preceding the first Thursday of every month, at 8 p.m.

Sec. 2.  Special meetings shall be called by the president whenever, in his judgment, they may be necessary; or at the written request of three members of the board.

ARTICLE II

QUORUMS

Section 1.  Five members of the board and two of any standing committee shall constitute a quorum, in either case, for the transaction of business.

ARTICLE III

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Section 1.  The order of business at all regular meetings of the board shall be as follows: 

1.  Roll call.

2.  Reading of the minutes.

3.  Petitions and communications.

4.  Hearing of citizens and others.

5.  Report of the secretary.

6.  Report of the librarian.

7.  Report of the book committee.

8.  Report of the finance committee.

9.  Report of the building committee.

10.  Report of special committees.

11.  Bills and pay-rolls.

12.  New business.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

Section 1.  The officers of the board shall consist of a president, vice-president, and secretary, each of whom shall be elected at the regular meeting in January, to serve for one year.  In case of a vacancy the board may elect a person to fill the unexpired term at any regular meeting.  Temporary appointments may be made in the absence of the regular officers.

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