Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 323.005


If a county library is established, the commissioners court shall employ a county librarian. A person holds the position of county librarian at the pleasure of the commissioners court.


Before beginning to perform duties, a person employed as county librarian must file with the county clerk the official oath and, at the discretion of the commissioners court, execute a bond conditioned that the person will faithfully perform the duties of the position. The bond must be in an amount determined by the commissioners court and must be purchased from sufficient sureties approved by the county judge.


The county librarian shall attempt to provide equal and complete service to all areas of the county through branch libraries and deposit stations in schools and other suitable locations and shall distribute books, other printed matter, and other educational materials as quickly as circumstances permit. The librarian may make rules for the operation of the county library, establish branch libraries and deposit stations in the county, determine the number and type of employees needed by the library, and hire and dismiss the employees in the same manner as provided by the commissioners court for other county departments. The librarian shall, subject to the general rules adopted by the commissioners court, develop and manage the library in accordance with accepted rules of library management and shall determine which books and library equipment will be purchased.


On or before March 31 of each year, the county librarian shall report to the commissioners court and the state librarian on the operation of the county library during the previous fiscal year. The report must be made on a form furnished by the state librarian and must contain a statement of the condition of the library and a statement of its operation during the year and must contain financial and book statistics customarily kept by well-regulated libraries.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 69(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 983 (H.B. 3756), Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2009.

Source: Section 323.005 — Librarian, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­323.­htm#323.­005 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 323.005’s source at texas​.gov