NATIONAL LIBRARY OF JAMAICA ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

PART II
The National Library of Jamaica

   3   Establishment of the National Library of Jamaica

   4   Establishment of the Board

   5   Functions of National Library

   6   Ministerial directions

 

PART III
Administration

   7   Appointment of National Librarian

   8   Employment of officers, salary rates, etc

   9   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

 

PART IV
Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports

   10   Funds of the National Library

   11   Power to invest

   12   Estimates of expenditure

   13   Accounts and audit

   14   Borrowing powers

   15   Power of the Minister of Finance to guarantee loans

   16   Operating plan

 

PART V
General

   17   Regulations

   18   Transitional

   19   Amendment to Institute of Jamaica Act

      SCHEDULE

 

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF JAMAICA ACT

[Date of Commencement: 31st December, 2010]

Act 33 of 2010.

PART I
Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Library of Jamaica Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Board" means the Board of the National Library established under section 4;

   "document" includes material of any kind, nature and description, published or unpublished, which is intended to store or convey information in textual, graphic, visual, auditory or other intelligible format and through any medium;

   "National Information System" means the integrated network of the library networks coordinated by the National Library and comprising the sectoral library network, the networks of the Jamaica Library Service, the network of the libraries of the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies and the Jamaica Archives and Records Department;

   "National Librarian" means the person appointed under section 7 to be the National Librarian;

   "National Library" means the National Library of Jamaica established under section 3;

   "private library" means a library the operations of which are not funded by public moneys;

   "public library" means a library established by the Jamaica Library Board pursuant to section 7 of the Jamaica Library Service Act;

   "public moneys" has the meaning specified under the Financial Administration and Audit Act;

   "school library" means a library attached to a pre-primary, primary or secondary school;

   "tertiary education institution library" means a library operated by a tertiary level educational institution, including a university.

PART II
The National Library of Jamaica

3   Establishment of the National Library of Jamaica

   There is hereby established a body to be called the National Library of Jamaica which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

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