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retain for the use of the school, dictionaries, encyclopedias and books relating to the science and practice of teaching.
[Con. School Law, tit. XIII, first part of $ 6 rewritten. The
remainder of $ 6 is omitted as temporary.]
$ 672. Transfer of libraries.-A library with its appurtenances may, with the approval of the regents, be transferred to a library under their supervision. A public library can be so transferred only by the authorities by which it was established, and on a like vote, but other libraries may be transferred by the trustees. The library to which such transfer is made shall thereupon be entitled to receive all money, books or other property from the state or other sources to which such library so transferred would have been entitled but for such transfer, and the trustees or other body making the transfer shall thereafter be relieved of all responsibility as to property thus transferred.
§ 673. Grants of public library money.-Library money granted for distribution by the university for the purposes of this article shall be apportioned in accordance with its rules, and no part of such money shall be spent for books, except those ap. proved or selected or furnished by the regents; and the locality shall not share in the grant unless it shall raise and use for the same purpose an equal amount by taxation or otherwise. If any part of the apportionment is not payable directly to the library trustees, the regents shall file with the comptroller vouchers showing that it has been spent in accordance with law exclu. sively for books for a free library, or for proper expenses incurred for their benefit. Books paid for by the state shall be subject to return to the university whenever the library shall neglect or refuse to conform to the ordinances under which it secured them.
[Univ. Law, $ 50, rewritten.]
§ 674. Taxes.—Taxes in addition to those otherwise authorized may be voted by any municipality or district, or by the tax levy. ing authority. thereof, except in a common school district, to maintain a public or free library established in such municipality or district, and fixing the maximum amount. Within one year after such vote, and annually thereafter, unless the vote is rescinded or modified, the trustees of every such library shall submit to the tax levying authority a copy of their last report to the regents, with a detailed statement, verified by their presiding officer, of the amount required, after deducting the income from other sources, to maintain the library for the ensuing year, and the amount so required, not exceeding such maximum, shall be levied and collected for the purpose named. Such a vote may be rescinded or modified only at an annual election or district meet. ing. All sums received from taxation or otherwise for library purposes shall be paid to the treasurer of the library trustees and kept by him as a separate library fund and expended under the direction of such trustees.
[Based upon Univ. Law, § 38, but mostly new.]
§ 675. Aid to free libraries.—The same authorities in the same manner herein provided for establishing and maintaining a pub. lic library, may grant aid to a registered free library under supervision of the regents, but such aid shall not exceed ten cents for fach volume of circulation of the past year, certified by the regents as of such a character as to merit a grant of public money.
[Univ. Law, $ 37 rewritten.
$ 676. Limitations. No public or free library shall receive any public money from the state or from local sources unless registered by the university, and no circulating library except a school library or a library of books for the blind, shall receive in any one year from local taxation for current expenses any money in excess of ten cents per volume of approved circulation of the preceding year, as certified by the regents.
[Univ. Law, $ 37 rewritten.]
§ 677. Selecting books.—The regents may on request select or buy books for libraries under their supervision, or may make their grants to libraries in books instead of in money, and may also make loans or exchanges of books through the duplicate depart. ment of the state library.
[Univ. Law, part of § 48 rewritten.]
§ 678. Detention.-Whoever wilfully detains any book, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, manuscript or other property belong. ing to any chartered library, reading-room, museum or other edu. cational institution, for thirty days after notice in writing to re turn the same, given after the expiration of the time which, by the rule of such institution, such article or other property may be kept, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in a jail not exceeding six months. Such notice shall bear on its face a copy of this section.
Univ. Law, $ 44, without change, except the omission of
the word “incorporated."]
§ 679. Injuries to property.-Whoever intentionally injures, defaces or destroys any property belonging to or deposited in any chartered library, reading-room, museum or other educa. tional institution, under this chapter, shall be punished by im. prisonment in the state prison for not more than three years, or in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and im. prisonment.
[Univ. Law, § 43, without change, except that the word
“incorporated ” is omitted.]
$ 680. Home education. The state or other libraries may carry on or affiliate museums or any other feature of the work of home education.
§ 681. State museum.—The state museum consists of:
1. All natural history and other scientific specimens and collections, works of art, objects of historic interest, and similar property appropriate to a general museum, if owned by the state and not placed in other custody by law.
2. Such sections as the regents may establish for history, art, education, geology or other subjects, one of which shall be an Indian section, which shall embrace as complete a collection as practicable of the historical, ethnographic and other records and relics of the Indians of the state of New York, including imple ments or other articles pertaining to their domestic life, agriculture, the chase, war, religion, burial and other rights or customs or otherwise, connected with the Indians.
3. The research department, including the work of the state geologist and paleontologist, and of the state botanist and state entomologist, and of similar scientific interests of the university.
(Univ. Law, § 22, as am. by
$ 682. Collections made by the staff.-All scientific specimens collected by a member of the museum staff during his term of office shall, unless otherwise authorized by vote of the regents, belong to the state and form a part of the state museum.
[Univ. Law, § 23 rewritten.]
§ 683. Inspection of museum property.—The regents shall provide for the annual inspection of museum property not kept in the state museum rooms, and their annual report on the state museum to the legislature shall include summaries of such property, with its location, and any needed recommendations as to its safety or usefulness.
[Univ. Law, part of $ 22, as am. by
§ 684. State teachers' library.—The state teachers' library in the department of public instruction is continued. It shall be under the supervision of the superintendent and maintained by him. The library is for the benefit and free use of the teachers of the state, and shall be circulated under such rules as the superintendent may establish.
[L. 1892, ch. 573, § 9, as am. by
statutes, but is new in form. (Page 153, § 9.)]
§ 685. School libraries.—The existing school or district libra. ries are continued as school libraries. Each such library shall be kept in the school building, when practicable, and shall be for the exclusive use of the school, except that the superintendent, if there is no public library in the district, may by order on the. application of the trustee or board of education, set apart any specified books for the free use of the people of the district. The