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New Brunswick Public Libraries Act (R.S.N.B. 2011, c.194)
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2011, c.194
New Brunswick Public Libraries Act
Deposited May 13, 2011
Definitions
1The following definitions apply in this Act.
“library” means(bibliothèque)
(a) a collection of materials organized for lending or consultation,
(b) a collection of materials having literary or artistic merit and having educational, recreational or informational value,
(c) the services of personnel who can provide materials and give guidance in their use, and
(d) the physical facilities provided for under this Act.
“library region” means a region in the Province defined as a library region by the Minister. (région de bibliothèque)
“materials” includes books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, photographic reproductions, paintings, films, filmstrips, sheet music, sound recordings and electronic databases and texts, videos, CD-ROMs and other information in digital form. (documents)
“Minister” means the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and includes any person designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf. (ministre)
“municipality” means a local government as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Local Governance Act. (municipalité)
“public library” means a library where services are available without charge to residents of the Province. (bibliothèque publique)
“public library system” means the cooperative public library system set up under section 9 by arrangement between the Minister and municipalities and associations of persons, and includes the services provided by the Minister under section 8. (réseau de bibliothèques publiques)
R.S.1973, c.L-5, s.1; 1983, c.30, s.20; 1986, c.8, s.65; 1992, c.2, s.32; 1997, c.49, s.2; 1998, c.41, s.90; 2000, c.26, s.228; 2005, c.7, s.54; 2006, c.16, s.124; 2007, c.10, s.69; 2017, c.20, s.120; 2017, c.63, s.40; 2019, c.2, s.99
Administration
2The Minister is responsible for the administration of this Act and may designate one or more persons to act on the Minister’s behalf.
R.S.1973, c.L-5, s.2
N.B. This Act was proclaimed and came into force September 1, 2011.
N.B. This Act is consolidated to March 29, 2019.
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