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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 19320-19328



19320.  The State Librarian may do all of the following:
   (a) Make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the
government of the State Library.
   (b) Appoint assistants as necessary.
   (c) Sell or exchange duplicate copies of books.
   (d) Keep in order and repair the books and property in the
library.
   (e) Prescribe rules and regulations permitting persons other than
Members of the Legislature and other state officers to have the use
of books from the library.
   (f) Collect and preserve statistics and other information
pertaining to libraries, which shall be available to other libraries
within the state applying for the information.
   (g) Establish, in his or her discretion, deposit stations in
various parts of the state, under the control of an officer or
employee of the State Library. No book shall be kept permanently away
from the main library, which may be required for official use. Books
and other library materials from public libraries of the state may
be accepted for deposit, under agreements entered into by the State
Librarian and the public libraries concerned, whereby materials that
should be preserved but are rarely used in the region may be stored
and made available for use under the same conditions that apply to
materials in the State Library.
   (h) Collect, preserve, and disseminate information regarding the
history of the state.
   (i) Authorize the State Library to serve as regional library for
the blind, in cooperation with the Library of Congress.
   (j) Give advisory, consultive, and technical assistance with
respect to public libraries to librarians and library authorities,
and assist all other authorities, state and local, in assuming their
full responsibility for library services.
   (k) Authorize the State Library to serve as the central reference
and research library for the departments of state government and
maintain adequate legislative reference and research library services
for the Legislature.
   (l) Acquire, organize and supply books and other library
informational and reference materials to supplement the collections
of other public libraries of the state with the more technical,
scientific and scholarly works, to the end that through an
established interlibrary loan system, the people of the state shall
have access to the full range of reference and informational
materials.
   (m) Make studies and surveys of public library needs and adopt
rules and regulations for the allocation of federal funds to public
libraries.
   (n) Contract, at his or her discretion, with other public
libraries in the state to give public services of the types referred
to in subdivisions (g) and (l) of this section, when service by
contract appears to be a needed supplement to the facilities and
services carried on directly by the State Library.



19320.5.  The State Librarian shall employ a consultant to provide
technical assistance to public libraries in the development and
enhancement of library services to children and youth.



19321.  The State Librarian shall also do all of the following:
   (a) Purchase books, maps, engravings, paintings, furniture, and
other materials and equipment necessary to carry out State Library
programs and services.
   (b) Number and stamp all books and maps belonging to the library,
or otherwise indicate ownership of them, and keep a catalog thereof.
   (c) Have bound all books and papers that require binding.
   (d) Keep a register of all books taken from the library.




19322.  The Department of Education may:
   (a) Contract with counties, cities, or districts within this
state, agencies of the state, and agencies of the United States
government for the purpose of providing library services.
   (b) Establish and operate library service centers.



19323.  The State Librarian shall make available in the state on a
loan basis to legally blind persons, or to persons with a disability
that prevents them from reading conventional printed materials, audio
recordings of books and other related materials. The audio
recordings shall be selected by the California State Library on the
same basis as the California State Library's general program for
providing library materials to legally blind readers.



19324.  The State Librarian may duplicate any braille book master,
other than textbook masters, presented by any legally blind person
directly to the State Librarian for duplication. The State Librarian
may duplicate any braille book master, other than textbook masters,
presented by any other person or agency directly to the State
Librarian for duplication.



19325.  The State Librarian may provide the following:
   (a) Toll-free telephone services for registered patrons of the
federally designated regional libraries for the blind and physically
handicapped, in order to enable those persons to have direct patron
access to library services.
   (b) Toll-free telephone access to telephonic reading systems for
individuals with print disabilities who are registered patrons of the
federally designated regional libraries for the blind and physically
handicapped.



19325.1.  (a) The State Librarian may operate a telephonic reading
system, fund the operation of telephonic reading systems operated by
qualifying entities, or both.
   (b) Pursuant to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act and in
accordance with Section 270 of the Public Utilities Code, the
telephonic reading system is to be funded from the Deaf and Disabled
Telecommunications Program Administrative Committee Fund.
   (c) As used in this section, the following terms have the
following meanings, unless otherwise indicated:
   (1) "Telephonic reading system" means a system operated by the
State Librarian or a qualifying entity, whereby a caller can hear the
reading of material such as newspapers, magazines, newsletters,
broadcast media schedules, transit route and schedule information,
and other reference or time-sensitive materials, as determined by the
operator of the system.
   (2) "Qualifying entity" means any agency, instrumentality, or
political subdivision of the state or any nonprofit organization
whose primary mission is to provide services to people who are blind
or visually impaired.
   (d) Qualifying entities that were eligible, as of January 1, 2001,
to receive funds from the State Librarian relating to the operation
of a telephonic reading system may continue to receive funding from
the State Librarian.
   (e) The State Librarian, in cooperation with qualifying entities,
may expand the type and scope of materials available on telephonic
reading systems in order to meet the local, regional, or foreign
language needs of print-disabled residents of this state. The State
Librarian may also expand the scope of services and availability of
telephonic reading services by current methods and technologies or by
methods and technologies that may be developed. The State Librarian
may inform current and potential patrons of the availability of
telephonic reading service through appropriate means, including, but
not limited to, direct mailings, direct telephonic contact, and
public service announcements.
   (f) The State Librarian may enter into contracts or other
agreements that he or she determines to be appropriate to provide
telephonic reading services pursuant to this section.



19326.  (a) The State Librarian may annually award a gold medal for
excellence in the humanities and science to an individual or
organization for publication of a work that has enriched the
collection of the State Library and enriched the state by
significantly contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and
scientific knowledge of the people of the state.
   (b) The award shall formally be known as the "California State
Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Science."
   (c) To assist in making the selection of a recipient of the
California State Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities
and Science, the State Librarian shall consult an advisory panel
consisting of one representative from each of the following:
   (1) The Governor.
   (2) The President pro Tempore of the Senate.
   (3) The Speaker of the Assembly.
   (4) The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.
   (d) The State Librarian is authorized to seek private
contributions to defray the cost of awarding the California State
Library Gold Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Science and
related expenses.



19327.  (a) In order to protect and preserve valuable and
irreplaceable treasures of the state, the State Librarian may enter
into an operating agreement with a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt
organization, currently known as the California State Library
Foundation, as follows:
   (1) The California State Library Foundation may be designated by
the State Librarian as the only authorized provider of copies and
reproductions of rare and valuable State Library materials.
   (2) The California State Library Foundation may be authorized by
the State Librarian to provide copies and reproductions of documents
and other information found in the collection of the State Library,
as requested by members of the public.
   (3) The California State Library Foundation may be authorized by
the State Librarian to use State Library facilities and equipment
designated by the State Librarian as necessary for the California
State Library Foundation to provide services to the State Library
efficiently and economically.
   (b) The State Librarian may establish an agreement with the
California State Library Foundation to collect fees from the public
for providing the services specified in subdivision (a). Fees for
copying, reproduction, and other services provided by the California
State Library Foundation shall be at a level consistent with the cost
of providing these services.



19328.  (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that Bernard
E. Witkin's legendary contribution to California law is deserving of
a lasting tribute and an expression of gratitude from the state whose
legal system, he, more than any other single individual in the 20th
century, helped to shape.
   (b) The law library of the California State Library, located in
the Library and Courts Building in the City and County of Sacramento,
is hereby designated as the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library of
California.
   (c) The State Librarian, in cooperation with the Department of
General Services, may install appropriate plaques and markers showing
this special designation upon receiving donations from nonstate
resources to cover any costs.