14-2-27 Definition of terms.
Definition of terms.
Terms as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise
plainly requires, shall mean:
"Governing body," the commission, council, or other elected body which governs a local
"Librarian," the chief administrative officer of a public library;
"Local governmental unit," any chartered governmental unit, county, or municipality, or
two or more of them, if applicable, of the State of South Dakota;
"Public library," any library that serves free of charge all residents of a local governmental
unit and receives its financial support in whole or in part from public funds made
available by the governing body of that unit;
"Public library materials," the various forms in which knowledge, information, and
humanity's cultural heritage are recorded that a public library might acquire, organize, and
make available to its clientele;
"Public library services," the performance of all activities of a public library relating to
the collection and organization of public library materials and to making those materials
and the information contained in them available to its clientele.
SL 1976, ch 143, § 1.