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Library and Information Service By-law, 2009
- Published in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042 on 27 February 2009
- Commenced on 27 February 2009
- [This is the version of this document from 27 February 2009 and includes any amendments published up to 19 December 2022.]
1. DefinitionsIn these By-laws, unless the context otherwise indicates and any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Municipal systems Act must bear that meaning, and -"charges" means any fine or miscellaneous charges in respect of the library as determined from time to time by the Council."Council" means the; the Municipal Council of the Mbizana Local Municipality or its successor-in- title and any committee or person to which or the Council has delegated or sub-delegated any power in terms of Section 59 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000);"lending period" means the period which the Council determines for the lending out of different types of library material’"librarian" means the officer (or his representative) appointed by the Council to exercise control over and to manage the library;"library material" means books, periodicals, newspapers, prints, pictures, documents, posters, printed music, and audio-visual material, regardless of whether it is the property of, or on loan to the Council, and which is available to be perused t, studied, copied or borrowed in or from a library;"library week" means a period of one week or more during a year as determined by the Library and Information association of South Africa, during which information services are promoted;"member" means any person or organization registered as a member of the library;"multimedia library" means a library dedicated to provision or presentation of information in any two or more written visual, audiovisual and electronic forms, and includes facilities within a library that are capable of presenting information in such formats:"Municipal Systems Act" means the Local Government: Municipal Svstems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000);"organization" means a non-profit organization or company, or cultural association having a constitution;"Pensioner" means a person aged 60 years over;"prescribed fee" means a fee determined by the Council by resolution;"resident" means a person who resides in, is a property owner or rate payer, or who is employed within the area of jurisdiction of the Council;"visitor" means a person residing, working or studying for a period of not more than three continuous months in the area of jurisdiction of the Council.
2. Use of library
4. Loan of library material
5. Return of library materialA member must return the library material borrowed by him or her to the librarian not later than the last day of the borrow ing period but-
6. Overdue library material
7. Reservation of library materialA member may, after payment of the prescribed charge, reserve library material -
8. Lost and damaged library material
9. Handling of library materialA member who has borrowed library material or is using it in the library is obliged to-
10. Exposure of library material to contagious diseases
11. Library material for special purposes
12. Reproduction of library material
13. Use of the group activities hallApproval for the use of the group activities vests in the Council subject to such conditions as the Council may determine.
14. Library hoursThe hours determined by the Council during which any library will be open to the public must be displayed on a notice at or near the entrance to the library concerned and must state -
15. Hire of use of auditoria and lecture rooms or library space for exhibitions, films or programming
16. Internet viewing stationsAny person may utilize the internet viewing station of a library, where such facilities are made available by the council, provided that he or she -
17. Hiring of multimedia library space
18. Peforming arts library
19. Liability for loss and injury
20. Posting of by-laws in the library
21. OffencesAny person who-
23. Repeal of by-lawsThe provisions of any By-laws relating library and information service by the Municipality are repealed insofar as they relate to matters provided for in these By-laws.
24. Short titleThese By-laws are called Library and Information Service By-laws.
History of this By-law
27 February 2009 this versionPublished in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042By-law commences.