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75-2534. Kansas state library in Topeka; composition; services; chief officer; grants, gifts and donations of money. (a) There shall be a state library which shall be designated as the Kansas state library which shall be located in Topeka. The state library shall consist of books, pamphlets, papers, pictures, maps, charts and documents of every description now belonging thereto, together with such others as may be acquired by gift, purchase, exchange or otherwise.

(b) The state library shall provide library and informational services to the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the state government and the state library shall also provide extension services to all of the residents of the state.

(c) For the benefit of blind readers of Kansas, the state library may make available books and other reading matter in Braille, talking books or any other medium of reading used by the blind. To this end, the state library is authorized to provide library services for the blind and other handicapped persons through contract, agreement or otherwise with the library of congress or any regional library thereof.

(d) The chief officer of the state library shall be the state librarian.

(e) The state librarian may apply for and receive public or private grants, gifts and donations of money for the state library. All moneys received for grants, gifts and donations shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state library fund.

History: L. 1963, ch. 422, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 299, § 33; L. 1983, ch. 280, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 116, § 41; L. 1998, ch. 24, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 375; July 1.

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