AN ACT to amend an act in relation to the State Library.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, under the direction of the Governor, to sell or cause to be disposed of, in such manner as he shall deem proper, at a price not less than the original cost of the same to the State, the surplus volumes of the Revised Statutes of Illinois for 1845, the surplus volumes of the American State papers, relating to the public lands, the surplus volumes of the sixth census of 1840, now belonging to the State of Illinois, and such other surplus volumes as shall be deemed by the Governor unnecessary to be retained in the State Library, and for use by the State; a sufficient number of the above mentioned works, for all the purposes of the State, and for the use of the State Library, are to be retained out of the sales aforesaid.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, in addition to his duties in charge of the State Library, and as librarian of the same, as is now required by law, to cause all books belonging to the State Library to be returned to said library on or before the second Monday before the commencement of each regular session of the State Legislature, and to make a report to each regular session of the Legislature, of the condition of the library, what books, maps, and pamphlets have been added to the same since the previous sessions of the Legislature, what have been lost, if any, and the names of all persons who stand charged with books delivered, which have not been returned; for all which services, as State Librarian, the Secretary of State shall receive such compensation as the State Library committee shall agree upon, not exceeding one hundred dollars per annum.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the librarian, as soon as the same can be done to the best advantage to the State Library, to make or cause to be made a catalogue of all books, pamphlets, maps, etc., in the same, and cause three hundred to be printed.
SEC. 4. The proceeds of the sales of the surplus books, as mentioned in section one of this act, after paying the necessary expenses of such sale, and all other sums of money appropriated and unexpended, or which may be hereafter appropriated for the use of said State Library, shall be expended by the Secretary of State, under the direction of the Governor, for the sole and express benefit of said library.
SEC. 5. The copy of the narrative of the United States exploring expedition, furnished by the government of the United States, together with such other volumes in relation to said expedition as may hereafter be published by order of Congress; and the copy of the Natural History of the State of New York, presented to the library by said State, shall not be permitted to be taken out of the library room.
APPROVED, Jan. 27, 1847.