2.15 Library Board
2.15.020 Reciprocal service.
2.15.030 Acquisitions of books and materials.
2.15.040 Disposal of books and materials.
2.15.050 Library gifts.
2.15.010 ORGANIZATION-POWERS-DUTIES. The public library shall be governed by a library board of trustees. There is and shall be a library board of trustees consisting of five members appointed by the city council with the powers and duties as set forth in Section 6.01 of the Charter of the city and as provided for in this chapter. Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the council and for a term of four years, or until the appointment and qualification of a successor. (Ord. 1974-26 § 2 (part), 1974: prior code § 10.01).
2.15.020 RECIPROCAL SERVICE. The library board of trustees shall review and make recommendations to the city council on any proposal for participation by the city library on a reciprocal basis with other libraries in a local or regional library system. (Ord. 1974-26 § 2 (part), 1974).
2.15.030 ACQUISITIONS OF BOOKS AND MATERIALS. The library board of trustees shall establish, by rules and regulations, the policy for the selection of books, reading, visual, auditory and like materials peculiar to the library in accordance with the contract-purchasing procedure in Chapter 3.60 of this code, and subject to limitations of the budget for such purposes. (Ord. 1974-26 § 2 (part), 1974).
2.15.040 DISPOSAL OF BOOKS AND MATERIALS. All books and other library materials which are surplus to the needs of the library, as determined by the librarian, may be offered for sale, marked for discard or donated to nonprofit educational, cultural or social service organizations as directed by the library board of trustees. (Ord. 1974-26 § 2 (part), 1974).
* For the relevant provisions of the city charter see §§ 4.12 and 6.01 - 6.03. For relevant state statutes regarding the administration of public libraries see part 4, Div. 20, Chapter 3 West's Cal. Educ. C.A.
2.15.050 LIBRARY GIFTS. The library board of trustees may accept gifts other than real property pursuant to Section 6.01 of the San Mateo City Charter, without specific approval of the council, where no obligation attaches to the city other than the use for the benefit of the library, and if they do not require maintenance or unusual housing, insurance or continual cost to the city.
Funds received by way of gift or bequest for the use and benefit of the city libraries, where payment into the city treasury is inconsistent with the terms of the gift, shall be deposited in an insured account in a depository approved by the city manager. They shall be subject to withdrawal therefrom only upon the authorization of the library board at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose upon the signed authorization of no less than two members of the board. The funds shall be subject to audit by the city auditor from time to time.
The library board shall furnish an annual report by June 30th of each year on such fund to the city council, showing the deposits, receipts, withdrawals and the purposes for which the funds are being pledged and used. (Ord. 1974-26 § 2 (part), 1974).