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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 18760-18767



18760.  The state board shall establish and administer two or more
state reference centers. The centers shall be responsible for
answering reference requests that cannot be met by systems and
libraries participating in the programs authorized by this chapter.




18761.  Each reference center established by the state shall provide
statewide service. Such service shall include the handling of
reference requests that cannot be met locally and regionally.



18762.  Each reference center established pursuant to Section 18760
may enter into reciprocal or contractual agreements with libraries or
any other information source for the purpose of making available
their materials and informational services for the benefit of the
library users of this state. Each California public library
participating in any program under this chapter shall make materials
and services available, as needed, to state reference centers.



18763.  The budget of any reference center established pursuant to
Section 18760 may include funds for the general operations of such
centers, including funds for collection development and use.



18764.  The state board shall designate one or more of the reference
centers established pursuant to Section 18760 as a repository for
collections specially relevant to economically disadvantaged persons
and non-English-speaki ng persons.


18765.  Each California library eligible to be reimbursed under this
section for participation in the statewide interlibrary loan program
shall be reimbursed according to the allocation formula developed
pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 18724 to cover the handling
costs of each interlibrary loan whenever the borrowing library is a
public library, except for the interlibrary loans made between
members of a cooperative library system as provided in Section 18744.
Libraries eligible for interlibrary loan reimbursement under this
section shall include public libraries, libraries operated by public
schools or school districts, libraries operated by public colleges or
universities, libraries operated by public agencies for
institutionalized persons, and libraries operated by nonprofit
private educational or research institutions. Loans to eligible
libraries by public libraries shall also be reimbursed according to
the allocation formula developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of
Section 18724.


18766.  The state board shall establish and maintain a statewide
communications and delivery network between and among systems, state
reference centers, independent public libraries and all other
libraries participating in the programs authorized by this act.




18767.  The state board shall establish and maintain a computerized
data base of bibliographic records and locations of all materials
acquired by public libraries in this state, for the purpose of
carrying out the legislative policy of enabling libraries to share
resources efficiently.