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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PUBLIC LIBRARY LEGISLATION.
16. Power to make Agreements for use of Library .
rliamentary Grant .
19. Borrowing-Provisions of Public Health Act, 1875, as to
to Accounts in a Parish .
Schedule A. Procedure for taking the Poll by Voting Paper :
. B. Adoption of Acts by Public Meeting .
9. Lands, etc., may be Appropriated, etc.
11. Lands, etc., may be Sold or Exchanged .
12. General Management Vested in Council, etc.
. 11. Act not to Extend to Scotland
PUBLIC LIBRARIES ACT, 1892.
A TABULATED STATEMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL ALTERA
TIONS MADE BY THE ABOVE ACT.
Section 1. The term “ Urban District” is new.
"financial year". Section 6. The retirement of Commissioners was settled formerly by the
Vestry and by ballot. Under this Section the Commissioners themselves decide either by agreement or ballot as to their retirement.
In Sub-section 3 the words “from the date when the office
became vacant" are new. Section 9. The provision in Section 14 of the Act of 1855 that the Vestries
might agree as to the erection of a Public Library or Museum, or both, in any one of the Parishes is omitted.
The same Section provided for the appointment of not more than three Commissioners by each Vestry. This number
is extended to six. Section 10. The words “or near” are new, and the Vestry of each Parish
may appoint six instead of three Commissioners. Section 11. The power to purchase and hire “buildings " is omitted, as
the word "land" includes buildings in certain cases.
In Sub-section 3 the power to grant the use of a Lending
Library to “outsiders” is new. Section 12. The power to apply the proceeds of the sale, etc., of land to
any purpose to which capital money may be applied is new.
Sub-section 4 of this Section is new.
In Sub-section 3 the power to appoint a Committee is more
explicit. Section 16. The Parishes referred to need not now be adjoining.
In Sub-section 1 the word “ Periodicals” is omitted, and also the provision that the inhabitants of each of the Parishes