[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Seward as Ch. 2, Art. 2, §§ 2-204 through 2-213, of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Library Board may authorize the sale, exchange, or disposal of any surplus, damaged, defective, obsolete, or duplicate books or other materials in the Library. Records shall be kept of any such surplus, damaged, defective, obsolete, or duplicate books or other materials so disposed of. (Neb. RS 51-207)
The Library Board shall establish rules and regulations for the governing of the Municipal Library for the preservation and efficient management thereof. The Board shall fix and impose by general rules penalties and forfeitures for injury to the Library grounds, rooms, books, or other property, or for failure to return a book or other materials. All fees, penalties, and forfeitures may be collected in a civil action in the event of failure, neglect, or refusal to pay the assessments. (Neb. RS 51-205, 51-214)
Any person who injures or fails to return any book or other materials taken from the Library shall forfeit and pay to the Library not less than the value of the book or other material in addition to any replacement costs and penalty which the Library Board may assess. (Neb. RS 51-211)
It shall be unlawful for any person not authorized by the regulations made by the Library Board to take a book or other materials from the Library, without the consent of the Librarian or an authorized employee of the Library. Any person removing a book or other materials from the Library without properly checking them out shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Neb. RS 51-211)
The Municipal Library shall be free for the use of the inhabitants of the municipality. The Librarian may exclude from the use of the Library and reading rooms any person who shall willfully violate or refuse to comply with the rules and regulations established for the government thereof. (Neb. RS 51-201, 51-212)
Any money collected by the Library shall be turned over monthly by the Librarian to the Municipal Treasurer, along with a report of the sources of the revenue. (Neb. RS 51-209)
The Library Board shall have power to authorize any circulating library, reading matter or work of art of any private person, association or corporation to be deposited in the Public Library rooms to be used within the Library Room in the same manner as the books and property of the Library; but to be drawn upon and used outside of the rooms only on payment of such fees or membership as the person, corporation or association owning the same may require; provided that the books or other reading matter so deposited in the rooms of such Public Library shall be separately and distinctly marked, and kept upon shelves apart from the books and other materials of the Public Library.
Any person may make any donation of money, lands, or property for the benefit of such Library, and the title to the property donated may be made to and shall vest in the City for the Public Library, and such property shall thereupon be exempt from taxation. The President shall have the power to release, upon full payment, any mortgage constituting a credit to the Library Fund outstanding in the name of such Library Board, and the signature of the President on any such release shall be authenticated by the Secretary of the Board. The President and Secretary in like manner, upon resolution duly passed and adopted by the Board, may renew any such mortgage.
Any bylaws, rules or regulations established by the Library Board may be amended by the Mayor and Council.
Penalties imposed or accruing by any bylaw, rule or regulation of the Library Board may be recovered in a civil action before any court having jurisdiction; such action to be instituted in the name of the Public Library Board. Moneys collected in such actions shall be forthwith placed in the Treasury to the credit of the Library Fund.