1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Establishment of a National Library Service


   4.   Administration


   5.   Establishment of a Board


   6.   Meetings of the Board


   7.   Functions of the Board


   8.   General duty of Minister


   9.   Establishment of Fund


   10.   Deposit and preservation of copies of books


   11.   Regulations



Act 29, 1967,
Act 38, 1970,
S.I. 12, 1977,
Act 26, 1978.

An Act to make provision for the establishment of a National Library Service.

[Date of Commencement: 29th September, 1967]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Library Service Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Board" means the Board established under section 5;

   "book" includes any part or division of a book, pamphlet, newspaper, periodical, magazine, review, Gazette, sheet of letterpress, sheet of music, map, plan, chart or table separately printed, but does not include any second or subsequent edition of a book where the first or earlier edition has been delivered in accordance with the provisions of section 10 (unless such edition contains additions or alterations either to the letterpress or in the maps, prints or other illustrative materials belonging thereto) or any book which will not be made available to the public at large or printed forms, industrial advertisements, advertisers' handbills, price lists or stationery;

   "Director" means the Director of Library Services;

   "National Library Service" means the National Library Service established under section 3;

   "printed" means produced by any process of reproduction;

   "published" means issued for distribution, by sale or otherwise, to the public.

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