Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 1. Public Libraries.


Subchapter I. General.

§ 39–101. Public library established; Mayor authorized to accept gifts.

A free public library is hereby established and shall be maintained in the District of Columbia which shall be the property of the said District and a supplement of the public educational system of said District. Said library shall consist of a central library and such number of branch libraries so located and so supported as to furnish books and other printed matter and information service convenient to the homes and offices of all residents of the said District. All actions relating to such library, or for the recovery of any penalties lawfully established in relation thereto, shall be brought in the name of the District of Columbia; and the Mayor of said District is further authorized to receive, as component parts of said library, collections of books and other publications that may be transferred to him.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 1; Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 229, ch. 98,§ 1; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-268, § 5(a), 54 DCR 833; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 160(b), 56 DCR 1117.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-101.

1973 Ed., § 37-101.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 39-102.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-268, in the third sentence, deleted the phrase “and the Mayor of the said District is authorized on behalf of said District to accept and take title to all gifts, bequests, and devises for the purpose of aiding in the maintenance or endowment of said library” following “District of Columbia”.

D.C. Law 17-353 substituted “District of Columbia which” for “District of Columbia, which”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) facility planning and construction for public libraries provisions, see §§ 4042, 4044, of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-486, August 2, 2004, 51 DCR 8236).

For temporary (90 day) maximization of federal and private grants provisions, see § 4052 of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-486, August 2, 2004, 51 DCR 8236).

For temporary (90 day) facility planning and construction for public libraries provisions, see §§ 4042, 4044, of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-594, October 26, 2004, 51 DCR 11725).

For temporary (90 day) maximization of federal and private grants provisions, see § 4052 of Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-594, October 26, 2004, 51 DCR 11725).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Library Kiosk Services Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-8, January 29, 2009, 56 DCR

Temporary Legislation

Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-3 added a section to read as follows: “Sec. 2. Library closing plan.

“(a) The Board of Library Trustees and the District of Columbia Public Library shall submit a library closing plan (‘plan’) to the Council, for a 45-day period of review, prior to the closing of current library services at R.L. Christian Library, located at 1300 H Street, N.E., in Ward 6, and Langston Library, located at 2600 Benning Road, N.E., in Ward 5.

“(b) The 45-day period of review shall exclude Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the plan by resolution, after a public hearing, within the 45-day review period, the proposed plan shall be deemed approved.”

Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-3 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Short Title

Short title of subtitle C of title IV of Law 15-205: Section 4041 of D.C. 15-205 provided that subtitle C of title IV of the act may be cited as the District of Columbia Public Library Facilities Amendment Act of 2004.

Short title of subtitle D of title IV of Law 15-205: Section 4051 of D.C. 15-205 provided that subtitle D of title IV of the act may be cited as the Maximize Collections of Federal and Private Grants Act of 2004.

Editor's Notes

Sections 4042 and 4044 of D.C. Law 15-205 provided:

“Sec. 4042. Facility Planning and Construction for Public Libraries.

“Facilities planning for the Georgetown, Petworth, Southeast, Mount Pleasant and Francis Gregory Libraries shall occur in fiscal year 2005 through the cooperation of the District of Columbia Public Libraries, the Office of Property Management and the Department of Recreation. Facilities planning shall incorporate considerations of literacy activities at existing libraries and recreation centers.

“Sec. 4044. Effective date.

“This subtitle subtitle C of title IV of D.C. Law 15-205 shall be effective October 1, 2005.”

Maximization of Federal and Private Grant Acquisition. Section 4052 of D.C. Law 15-205 provided: “To support the effective use of local dollars, the District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Charter Schools, the University of the District of Columbia, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the District of Columbia Public Library shall each provide a detailed plan for maximizing the federal and private grants received by the agencies and provide a report to the Council of their efforts to pursue grants and maximize those opportunities by November 1, 2004.”

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 39–102. Branch libraries.

In order to make the said library an effective supplement of the public educational system of the said District and to furnish the system of branch libraries provided for in § 39-101, the Board of Library Trustees, hereinafter provided, is authorized to enter into agreements with the Board of Education of the said District for the establishment and maintenance of branch libraries in suitable rooms in such public-school buildings of the said District as will supplement the central library and branch libraries in separate buildings. The Board of Library Trustees, hereinafter provided, is authorized within the limits of appropriations first made therefor, to rent suitable buildings or parts of buildings for use as branch libraries and distributing stations.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 2; Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 229, ch. 98,§ 2.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-102.

1973 Ed., § 37-102.


§ 39–103. Persons entitled to use of library; deposit of fees.

All persons who are permanent or temporary residents of the District of Columbia shall be entitled to the privileges of the District of Columbia Public Library including the use of books and other materials, as a lending or circulating library, subject to rules and regulations established by the Board of Library Trustees. For purposes of this section, persons living outside of the District of Columbia but having regular business or employment or attending school in the District of Columbia shall also be deemed temporary residents of the District of Columbia. Persons residing in jurisdictions outside of the District of Columbia but within the Washington Metropolitan Area (the Washington Metropolitan Area means the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area “SMSA”) who do not qualify as temporary residents in the manner described above may obtain a free library user’s card from the District of Columbia Public Library; provided, that the jurisdiction in which such person resides permits District of Columbia residents to obtain a free library user’s card from the public library in that jurisdiction. Any person residing in the Washington Metropolitan Area who does not qualify under any of the conditions stated above for the free library user’s card may obtain a library user’s card from the District of Columbia Public Library upon payment of a fee to be fixed by the Board of Library Trustees.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 3; Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 229, ch. 98,§ 3; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-131, § 2, 25 DCR 3487.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-103.

1973 Ed., § 37-103.


§ 39–104. Board of Trustees — Appointment; qualifications; term; vacancies; officers; compensation; ex officio member.

(a) The public library shall be in the charge of a Board of Library Trustees (“Board”), which shall be composed of 9 members appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, with the advice and consent of the Council of the District of Columbia.

(b) Each member of the Board shall be a resident of the District of Columbia, and shall have a demonstrated interest in the public library.

(c) Each member of the Board shall serve for a term of 5 years, and until a successor is appointed and confirmed.

(d) Of the members of the Board appointed under this subchapter, 3 shall be appointed for a term of 5 years, 3 shall be appointed for a term of 4 years, and 3 shall be appointed for a term of 3 years from the date the first members are installed. Thereafter, that date shall become the anniversary date for all appointments. The members of the Board serving on September 5, 1985, shall continue to serve until the new Board members are qualified to serve.

(e) A member of the Board may be reappointed but shall not serve more than 2 consecutive terms. A person may be reappointed after an absence of 1 year from the board.

(f) Whenever a vacancy as a consequence of resignation, disability, death, or for other reasons occurs in an unexpired term on the Board, the Mayor shall appoint a replacement to fill that unexpired term in the same manner specified in subsections (a) and (b) of this section. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term shall serve only for the remainder of that term. The completion of the unexpired term of a former member’s term shall not constitute a full term for purposes of subsection (e) of this section.

(g) Each year, the Board shall elect 1 of its members to serve as its president and may elect any other officer it requires.

(h) Members of the Board shall be compensated at a rate to be determined by the Mayor, in accordance with § 1-611.08.

(i) The librarian of the public library shall be a nonvoting, ex officio member of the Board.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 4; Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 229, ch. 98,§ 4; Sept. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-17, § 2, 32 DCR 3582.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-104.

1973 Ed., § 37-104.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01.

Cross References

Disclosure of financial interests, see § 1-1106.02.

Nomination and approval of agency heads, see § 1-523.01.


§ 39–105. Board of Trustees — Duties; deposit of fines.

(a) The Board of Library Trustees shall:

(1) Have the authority to provide for the care and preservation of the library;

(2) Determine the policy of the public library;

(3) Have the authority to procure all goods and services necessary to operate the library system, independent of the Office of Contracting and the requirements of Chapter 3A of Title 2, except as specified in § 2-351.05, and in accordance with subsection (c) of this section;

(4) Have the authority to establish rules necessary for the organization and governance of the Board it deems necessary;

(5) Have the authority to establish rules necessary for the management of the library;

(6) Have the authority to prescribe rules for borrowing and returning books;

(7) Have the authority to fix, assess, and collect fines and penalties for the loss or injury to books and other library materials, and for the retention of books and other library materials beyond the period fixed by library rules;

(8) Account for and control, under the rules of the library and the laws of the District of Columbia, the spending of all public funds received by the library;

(9) Make an annual report to the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia on the operation of the public library on or before February 1st of each calendar year for the preceding fiscal year;

(10) Select and appoint a professional librarian as librarian of the public library to supervise and manage the day-to-day operations of the library, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6 of Title 1. The librarian of the public library shall appoint assistants and employees the Board deems necessary for the proper operation of the library, in accordance with the provisions of subchapter VIII of Chapter 6 of Title 1;

(11) Encourage and assist in the establishment of community support groups in the branch libraries which may advise the Board on library matters, gather information on the needs of the library, promote improvement of library services, and provide general support of library activities;

(12) Meet at least once every 2 months;

(13) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Board of Trustees of the District of Columbia Public Library is authorized to hire a fund raiser and to raise funds from private sources and expend those funds for the benefit of the District of Columbia Public Library, with the prior review and approval of the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority;

(14) Allow, subject to rules issued pursuant to paragraph (15) of this subsection, revenue-generating activities on District of Columbia Public Library property; provided, that:

(A)(i) Revenue-generating activity conducted by the District of Columbia Public Library shall benefit the public but need not be related to library services as described in this chapter; and

(ii) Revenue generated pursuant to this subparagraph shall be deposited in the DCPL Revenue Generating Services Fund, established pursuant to § 39-117;

(B) Revenue-generating activity may be conducted by private users only with a permit granted by and at the discretion of the Board and after payment of a fee reasonably determined to cover the costs that will be incurred by the District of Columbia Public Library as a result of the activity; and

(C) Private users conducting revenue-generating activity may solicit donations subject to Chapter 17 of Title 44 [§ 44-1701 et seq.];

(15) Within 90 days of July 27, 2015, issue rules to implement the provisions of paragraph (14) of this subsection;

(16) Notwithstanding § 10-551.01, through its Chief Librarian or Executive Director or his or her designees, have the authority to:

(A) Acquire, in consultation with the Department of General Services, real property by lease for use by the library, for a period not to exceed 5 years;

(B) Issue revocable permits for short-term events, programs, and activities providing for the use of grounds and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Library Trustees;

(C) Negotiate and execute lease agreements providing for the use of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library; provided, that such agreements are for an initial term of no more than 5 years and permit the exercise of no more than 2 one-year options; and

(D) Issue rules to implement the provisions of this paragraph; and

(17)(A) Notwithstanding § 1-1162.31(b), or any other provision of the law, have the authority, through its Chief Librarian or Executive Director or his or her designees, to:

(i) Promote, endorse, co-sponsor, solicit for, or collaborate with a charitable organization whose sole mission is to support the public library;

(ii) Contract for advertisements for and sponsorships of the public library for programming and facilities improvements for the purpose of generating resources for the public library or a charitable organization that supports the public library;

(iii) Sell tickets to select public library events or events benefitting a charitable organization whose sole mission is to support the public library;

(B) Deposit revenue generated pursuant to subparagraph (A)(ii) and (iii) of this paragraph for the purpose of benefitting the public library into the DCPL Revenue-Generating Activities Fund in accordance with § 39-117; and

(C) Issue rules to implement the provisions of this paragraph.

(b) All monies received by the Board for fines and penalties shall be paid to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia.

(c)(1) The Board may issue rules to govern its procurement. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution, within the 45-day period, the proposed rules shall be deemed disapproved.

(2) The Board may exercise procurement authority consistent with rules promulgated under this chapter until the Board promulgates rules under paragraph (1) of this subsection.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 5; Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 230, ch. 98,§ 5; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 3205(jjj), 25 DCR 5740; Sept. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-17, § 2, 32 DCR 3582; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 316, 44 DCR 1423; Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-146, Pub. L. 105-277, § 156; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-197, § 2, 53 DCR 8827; Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 4041, 57 DCR 181; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 9054(c), 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 217, 59 DCR 6190; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 4112(a), 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 4052(a), 65 DCR 9388; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 4072(a), 66 DCR 8621.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-105.

1973 Ed., § 37-105.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-636.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-197, in subsec. (a)(1), deleted “provided, however, that contracting for the maintenance of the library and the erection or enlargement of library buildings shall be carried out by the Office of Contracting and Procurement on behalf of the Board;” following “of the library;”; rewrote subsec. (a)(3); and added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 18-111 rewrote subsecs. (a)(1), (3), and added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 19-21, in subsec. (b), substituted “unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia” for “District of Columbia Treasurer for credit to the public library’s Book Purchase Fund”.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “the requirements of Chapter 3A of Title 2, except as specified in § 2-351.05” for “the requirements of Unit A of Chapter 3 of Title 2, except as specified in § 2-303.20” in (a)(3).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 added (a)(14) and (15).

Cross References

Effective date provisions, see § 1-636.02.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(a) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(a) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Library Procurement Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-483, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8645).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Library Procurement Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-661, December 28, 2006, 54 DCR 1114).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of DCPL Procurement Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-93, May 20, 2009, 56 DCR 4311).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4112(a) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-45, in subsec. (a), deleted all text following the semicolon in par. (1), and rewrote par. (3) to read as follows:

“(3) Have the authority to procure all goods and services necessary to operate the library system, independent of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and the requirements of the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-85; D.C. Official Code § 2-301.01 et seq.) (‘Act’), except as specified in section 320 of the Act, and in accordance with subsection (c) of this section;”.; and added subsec. (c) to read as follows:

“(c)(1) The rules published at page 493 of volume 55 of the District of Columbia Register ( 55 DCR 493) are revived. The Board may exercise procurement authority consistent with rules published at page 493 of volume 55 of the District of Columbia Register ( 55 DCR 493) until the rules are amended or superseded.

“(2) The Board may issue rules to implement the provisions of this section. The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution, within the 45-day period, the proposed rules shall be deemed disapproved.”.

Section 5(b) of D.C. Law 18-45 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Short Title

Short title: Section 4040 of D.C. Law 18-111 provided that subtitle E of title IV of the act may be cited as the “DCPL Procurement Amendment Act of 2009”.

Editor's Notes

Sunset provision: Section 4 of D.C. Law 16-197 provided: “This act shall expire 2 years after its effective date.”

Sections 2, 3 and 5 of D.C. Law 18-368 provided:

“Sec. 2. Definitions.

“For the purposes of this act, the term:

“(1) ‘Deed Transfer and Recordation Taxes’ means the revenue resulting from the imposition of the taxes under section 303 of the District of Columbia Deed Recordation Tax Act of 1962, approved March 2, 1962 (76 Stat. 11; D.C. Official Code § 42-1103), and section 47-903 of the District of Columbia Official Code.

“(2) ‘Developer’ means Eastbanc-W.D.C. Partners, LLC., its successors, affiliates, and assigns, either collectively or individually.

“(3) ‘District Property’ means the West End Library Property, Special Operations/MPD Building Property, and the West End Fire Station Property, as defined in paragraph (9) of this section.

“(4) ‘Fund’ means the West End Library and Fire Station Maintenance Fund established by section 4.

“(5) ‘Fund Managers’ means the Chief Librarian of the District of Columbia Public Library and the Mayor.

“(6) ‘LDDA’ means the Land Development and Disposition Agreement between the District and the Developer pursuant to the West End Parcels Disposition Approval Resolution of 2010, effective July 13, 2010 (Res.18-553; 57 DCR 7623).

“(7) ‘Maintenance Agreement’ means a West End Library and Fire Station Maintenance Agreement by and among the Fund Managers, and Developer, or its successors, or assigns, and established pursuant to section 5.

“(8) ‘Project’ means the acquisition, development, construction, installation, and equipping of the multi-use project to be located on the Property, to include:

“(A) A new library, estimated to contain approximately 20,000 gross square feet;

“(B) A new fire station, estimated to contain approximately 16,000 gross square feet;

“(C) A residential building on Square 37 estimated to contain approximately 224,390 gross square feet with approximately 153 units;

“(D) A residential rental building, including affordable housing units in Square 50, subject to public financial assistance;

“(E) Retail space estimated to contain approximately 9,600 gross square feet; and

“(F) Below-grade parking.

“(9) ‘Property’ means the following parcels of land located in Squares 37 and 50 in the District:

“(A) Square 37, Lot 836 (‘West End Library Property’);

“(B) Square 37, Lot 837 (‘Special Operations/MPD Building Property’);

“(C) Square 37, Lot 855 (‘Developer Property’);

“(D) Square 50, Lot 822 (‘West End Fire Station Property’); and

“(E) Related air rights parcels.

“(10) ‘West End Fire Station’ means a new fire station in Square 50 in the West End to be constructed by the Developer pursuant to the LDDA.

“(11) ‘West End Library’ means a new neighborhood branch library to be constructed in Square 37 in the West End by the Developer pursuant to the LDDA.

“Sec. 3. Authorization.

“(a) Notwithstanding any statutory and regulatory process established regarding contracting and procurement, the District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees is authorized to procure the services of Developer for the design, development, and construction of that portion of the Project to include the West End Library, subject to a cost cap as established pursuant to agreement between the District and Developer.

“(b) Notwithstanding any statutory regulatory process established regarding contracting and procurement, the Mayor is authorized to procure the services of Developer for the design, development, and construction of that portion of the Project to include the West End Fire Station, subject to a cost cap as established pursuant to agreement between the District and Developer.

“(c)(1) The District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-85; D.C. Official Code § 2-301.01 et seq.), and the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, passed on 2nd reading on December 7, 2010 (Enrolled version of Bill 18-610), shall not apply to the procurement authorized under subsections (a) and (b) of this subsection.

“(2) The regulations set forth in Chapter 43 of Title 19 and Title 27 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations shall not apply to the procurement authorized under subsections (a) and (b) of this subsection.”

“Sec. 5. West End Library and Fire Station Maintenance Agreement.

“(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Mayor and the Board of Library Trustees are authorized to enter into a maintenance agreement with a contractor to provide supplemental maintenance services to the West End Library and West End Fire Station in order to:

“(1) Maintain the cleanliness and operability of the exterior facade of the West End Fire Station and West End Library to at least the same standards as the larger buildings of which they are a part;

“(2) Maintain the cleanliness and operability of the interior of the West End Fire Station and West End Library, including lighting, window coverings, floors and floor coverings, bathrooms and other public spaces, FF&E, and the HVAC systems to at least the same standards as the larger buildings of which they are a part; (3) Pay for supplemental external building and grounds maintenance;

“(4) Pay for property, casualty, and liability insurance (premiums and deductibles) attributable to the new library and fire station components of the Project (including common elements); and

“(5) Provide a capital replacement reserve for the new library and the new fire station as determined to be needed by the Chief Librarian of the District of Columbia Public Library and the Mayor.

“(b)(1) The District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-85; D.C. Official Code § 2-301.01 et seq.), and the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, passed on 2nd reading on December 7, 2010 (Enrolled version of Bill 18-610), shall not apply to the Maintenance Agreement.

“(2) The regulations set forth in Chapter 43 of Title 19 and Title 27 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations shall not apply to the Maintenance Agreement.”

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-36: Section 4113 of D.C. Law 21-36 provided that section 4112 of the act shall apply as of March 25, 2015.

Resolutions

Resolution 17-263, the “Library Procurement Regulations Approval Resolution of 2007”, was approved effective July 10, 2007.


§ 39–106. Mayor authorized to seek appropriations for library expenses.

The Mayor of the District is authorized to include in his annual estimates for appropriation sums as he may deem necessary for the proper maintenance of the library, including branches, for the purchase of land for sites for library buildings, and for the erection and enlargement of necessary library buildings.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 6; as added Apr. 1, 1926, 44 Stat. 230, ch. 98, § 6; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, § 39, 46 DCR 2118.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-106.

1973 Ed., § 37-106.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 39-112.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1051 of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-187, August 26, 2009, 56 DCR 7374).

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 39–107. Purchase, rent, and sale of library-related items; use of profits.

The Board shall have power to purchase, rent, and sell library-related items, including, but not limited to, the following: film catalogs and other publications of the library; publications and items of special interest commemorating individuals and events connected with the library; unneeded books; video recordings; reproductions of unique library materials; and promotional items and souvenirs such as book tote bags, pens, notebooks, and postcards. Any profits realized or proceeds collected shall be deposited into the DCPL Revenue-Generating Activities Fund in accordance with § 39-117.


(June 3, 1896, ch. 315, § 7; as added Oct. 8, 1981, D.C. Law 4-38, § 2, 28 DCR 3389; Mar. 14, 1984, D.C. Law 5-55, § 2, 30 DCR 6284; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 9053, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 4022(a), 59 DCR 8025; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 4052(a), 60 DCR 12472; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 4072(b), 66 DCR 8621.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-106.1.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-21 substituted “or proceeds collected shall be deposited into the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia” for “shall be used to purchase books and other publications”.

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 substituted “Books and Other Library Materials Account, established by § 39-114” for “unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia” in the second sentence.

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 substituted “into the Library Collections Account, established by § 39-114” for “into the Books and Other Library Materials Account, established by § 39-114” in the last sentence.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(b) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(b) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4022(a) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4022(a) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 101(b) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Technical Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-482, October 12, 2012, 59 DCR 12478).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 101(b) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Technical Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-604, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1045), applicable as of January 10, 2013.

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(a) of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Temporary Legislation

Section 101(b) of D.C. Law 19-226 amended this section by striking the phrase “Books and Other Library Materials” wherever it appears and inserting the phrase “Library Collections” in its place.

Section 402(b) of D.C. Law 19-226 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Short Title

Section 4051 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle E of Title IV of the act may be cited as the “Library Collections Account Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 39–107a. Authority to accept donations and gifts.

(a) The Board of Library Trustees may accept donations, gifts by devise or bequest, grants, and any other type of asset, except real property as defined in § 10-801.01, from individuals, clubs, groups, corporations, partnerships, and other governmental entities. The Board shall approve any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of $10,000 or more, but may delegate the acceptance of any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of less than $10,000 to the librarian of the public library.

(b) The Board shall manage the property or funds in accordance with the provisions or conditions of the donation, gift, grant, or other type of asset, including the investment of the principal of the property or funds.

(c) All monetary donations permitted under subsection (a) of this section shall be made available to the District of Columbia Public Library through the private grant revenue source included in the District of Columbia Public Library’s annual operating budget.

(d) The Board shall issue rules to implement this section. The rules shall govern the acceptance and use of donations and gifts, record-keeping requirements, audit procedures, accessibility of records for public inspection, and any other areas that the Board considers appropriate.


(June 3, 1896, 29 stat. 244, ch. 315, § 7a; as added Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-268, § 5(b), 54 DCR 833.)


§ 39–108. Confidentiality of circulation records.

(a) Circulation records maintained by the public library in the District of Columbia which can be used to identify a library patron who has requested, used, or borrowed identified library materials from the public library and the specific material that patron has requested, used, or borrowed from the public library, shall be kept confidential, except that the records may be disclosed to officers, employees, and agents of the public library to the extent necessary for the proper operation of the public library.

(b)(1) Circulation records shall not be disclosed by any officer, employee, or agent of the public library to a 3rd party or parties, except with the written permission of the affected library patron or as the result of a court order.

(2) A person whose records are requested pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection may file a motion in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia requesting that the records be kept confidential. The motion shall be accompanied by the reasons for the request.

(3) Paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not operate to prohibit the officers of the public library from disclosing relevant information on a library patron to the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia or legal counsel retained to represent the public library in a civil action.

(4) Within 2 working days after receiving a subpoena issued by the court for public library records, the public library shall send a copy of the subpoena and the following notice, by certified mail, to all affected library patrons:

“Records or information concerning your borrowing records in the public library in the District of Columbia are being sought pursuant to the enclosed subpoena.

“In accordance with the District of Columbia Confidentiality of Library Records Act of 1984, these records will not be released until 10 days from the date this notice was mailed.

“If you desire that these records or information not be released, you must file a motion in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia requesting that the records be kept confidential, and state your reasons for the request. A sample motion is enclosed.

“You may wish to contact a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you may call the District of Columbia Bar Lawyer Referral Service.”

(5) The public library shall not make available any subpoenaed materials until 10 days after the above notice has been mailed.

(6) Upon application of a government authority, the notice required by paragraph (4) of this subsection may be waived by order of an appropriate court if the presiding judge finds that:

(A) The investigation being conducted is within the lawful jurisdiction of the government authority seeking the records;

(B) There is reason to believe that the records being sought are relevant to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry; or

(C) There is reason to believe that the notice will result in:

(i) Endangering the life or physical safety of any person;

(ii) Flight from prosecution;

(iii) Destruction of or tampering with evidence;

(iv) Intimidation of potential witnesses; or

(v) Otherwise seriously jeopardizing an investigation or official proceeding.

(7) The term “government authority”, as used in paragraph (6) of this subsection, means any federal, state, or local government agency or department.

(c) The Board of Library Trustees may issue rules necessary to implement this section.

(d) Unless otherwise authorized or required by law, any officer, employee, or agent of the public library who shall violate any provision of this section or any rules issued pursuant to it commits a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300. The aggrieved public library patron may also bring a civil action against the individual violator for actual damages or $250, whichever is greater, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and court costs.


(June 3, 1896, ch. 315, § 8; as added Mar. 13, 1985, D.C. Law 5-128, § 2, 31 DCR 5187; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-264, § 40, 46.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-106.2.

References in Text

The “District of Columbia Confidentiality of Library Records Act of 1984,” referred to in (b)(4), is D.C. Law 5-128.


§ 39–109. Establishment of the Library Enhancement Task Force. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 9; as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-78, § 2, 53 DCR 802; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 265(a), 62 DCR 1884.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(a) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, Nov. 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(a) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).


§ 39–110. Membership and organization of the Library Enhancement Task Force. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 10; as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-78, § 2, 53 DCR 802; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 265(b), 62 DCR 1884.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, Nov. 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).


§ 39–111. Duties of the Task Force. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 11; as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-78, § 2, 53 DCR 802; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 265(c), 62 DCR 1884.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 39-113.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(c) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, Nov. 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 265(c) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).


§ 39–112. Establishment of the Library Development Trust Fund.

(a) There is established within the General Fund of the District of Columbia a segregated, nonlapsing trust fund designated as the Library Development Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”) into which shall be deposited any revenue generated from:

(1) The development of mixed-use projects involving library facilities;

(2) The sale or lease of air rights above library facilities;

(3) The sale or lease of library facilities or of real property used by or under the control of the DCPL;

(4) Any project developed pursuant to this subchapter;

(5) Any grants, gifts, or subsidies from public or private sources meant to assist in effecting the purpose of this subchapter; and

(6) Any return on investment of the assets of the Trust Fund.

(b) Monies deposited into the Trust Fund shall be used to solicit proposals for public-private partnerships and to finance public-private partnerships pursuant to this subchapter, such as the:

(1) Purchase of a library site and improvement;

(2) Construction of a library facility;

(3) Complete or partial furnishing of a library facility;

(4) Repair of a library facility;

(5) Renovation of a library facility; and

(6) Costs or expenses associated with an approved plan or project, including architectural, engineering, consulting, demolition, and legal costs.

(c) Pursuant to § 39-106, the Mayor shall submit to the Council, as part of the annual budget, a requested appropriation for expenditures from the Trust Fund, including a description of the specific approved plan or project for which the funds will be used.

(d) Funds deposited in the Trust Fund shall not revert to the fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of any fiscal year or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in this section, subject to authorization by Congress.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 12; as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-78, § 2, 53 DCR 802.)


§ 39–113. Competitive process for performance of work.

Within 60 days of approval of a strategic plan by the Board of Library Trustees pursuant to § 39-111, the Mayor shall initiate a competitive process for the performance of the work described in the plan. The Mayor shall issue one or more solicitations for competitive sealed bids or competitive sealed proposals for vendors who shall complete the project or projects for a guaranteed price by assembling the necessary team of designers, architects, developers, and other vendors, and posting a performance bond, or obtaining other insurance, to insure that design and time requirements shall be met for the guaranteed price. The Mayor shall consult closely with the Board of Library Trustees in preparing the solicitation or solicitations, and shall include a statement of work or specifications approved by the Board of Library Trustees.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 13; as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-78, § 2, 53 DCR 802.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 4022(b) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 4022(b) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).


§ 39–114. Library Collections Account.

(a) There is established as a nonlapsing account the Library Collections Account (“Account”) into which shall be deposited:

(1) Repealed.

(2) Repealed.

(3) Gifts, grants, and donations designated for collections; and

(4) Such amounts as may be appropriated for books and other library materials.

(b) The Account shall be used solely for the purpose of procuring books and other library materials, including compact disks, electronic materials, or other records and materials, to maintain and enhance the collection of the District of Columbia Public Library.

(c) All funds deposited into the Account, and any interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 14; as added Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 4022(b), 59 DCR 8025; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 4052(b), 60 DCR 12472; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 4072(c), 66 DCR 8621.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 39-107.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 added this section.

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 substituted “Library Collections Account” for “Books and Other Library Materials Account” in the section heading and in (a).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(c) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(c) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary addition of section, see § 4022(b) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 101(b) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Technical Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-482, October 12, 2012, 59 DCR 12478).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 101(b) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Technical Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-604, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1045), applicable as of January 10, 2013.

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(b) of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Temporary Legislation

Section 101(b) of D.C. Law 19-226 amended this section by striking the phrase “Books and Other Library Materials” wherever it appears and inserting the phrase “Library Collections” in its place.

Section 402(b) of D.C. Law 19-226 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Short Title

Section 4051 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle E of Title IV of the act may be cited as the “Library Collections Account Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 39–115. Books from Birth program.

(a) There is established the Books from Birth program as a program of the District of Columbia Public Library (“DCPL”), to be administered by the Executive Director of DCPL.

(b) The Books from Birth program shall provide books to all children registered with the program, delivered to the residence of the child at the rate of one per month, from the month following the child’s birth or enrollment in the program to the child’s 5th birthday.

(c)(1) The Executive Director shall make reasonable efforts to register every child under the age of 5 residing in the District who wishes to participate in the Books from Birth program.

(2) The Executive Director may enter into such memoranda of agreement or understanding as necessary to ensure each family receives registration information upon the child’s birth.

(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the registration list shall be used solely for activities related to the Books from Birth program and shall not be sold or used for any other purpose.

(2) The Executive Director may use the registration list to conduct outreach and provide information about library programs and services, including those related to children, adult, or family literacy, or other educational or literacy material as DCPL considers useful to registered families.

(e) Book titles for each age group shall be selected to reflect age-appropriate concepts and diversity of characters, culture, and authors.

(f) The Executive Director may enter into contractual and promotional agreements necessary to effectively implement the Books from Birth program.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 15; as added Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 4072, 62 DCR 10905.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 4072 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).


§ 39–116. Books from Birth Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Books from Birth Fund (“Fund”), which shall be administered by the Board in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Revenue from the following sources shall be deposited in the Fund:

(1) Funds appropriated by the District;

(2) Donations from the public;

(3) Donations from private entities; and

(4) Funds provided through a sponsorship agreement.

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used to implement and promote the Books from Birth program, including:

(1) Purchasing books for the Books from Birth program;

(2) Handling and delivery costs;

(3) Promotional costs; and

(4) Appropriate overhead or administrative expenses related to the Books from Birth program and the Fund.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund, and interest earned, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 16; as added Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 4072, 62 DCR 10905.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 4072 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).


§ 39–117. DCPL Revenue-Generating Activities Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the DCPL Revenue-Generating Activities Fund (“Fund”), which shall be administered by the Board in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) The Fund shall consist of the revenue from revenue-generating activities and services described in §§ 39-105(a)(14), (16), and (17)(A)(ii)-(iii) and 39-107.

(c) The Fund shall be used for the following purposes:

(1) Payment of any expenses associated with activities and services described in §  39-105(a)(14), including expenses for space rental and special events associated with the activities and services authorized in §  39-105(a)(14);

(2) Payment of any non-personnel costs related to the library services mission of the District of Columbia Public Library; and

(3) To support the operations of the District of Columbia Public Library, including programming and facilities improvements, and to purchase food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages for the general public, District of Columbia Public Library program participants, and District government employees.

(d) The money deposited into the Fund but not expended in a fiscal year shall not revert to the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.


(June 3, 1896, 29 Stat. 244, ch. 315, § 17; as added Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 4112(b), 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 4052(b), 65 DCR 9388; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 4072(d), 66 DCR 8621.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(d) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4072(d) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4052(b) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 4112(b) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-36: Section 4113 of D.C. Law 21-36 provided that section 4112 of the act shall apply as of March 25, 2015.


Subchapter II. Miscellaneous.

§ 39–121. Takoma Park branch — Hours. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1913, 37 Stat. 943, ch. 150, § 1; Sept. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-17, § 3, 32 DCR 3582.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-107.

1973 Ed., § 37-107.


§ 39–122. Takoma Park branch — Appropriation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 4, 1910, 36 Stat. 290, ch. 141; Sept. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-17, § 4, 32 DCR 3582.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-108.

1973 Ed., § 37-108.


§ 39–123. Transfer of miscellaneous books to District public library.

Any books of a miscellaneous character no longer required for the use of any executive department, or bureau, or commission of the government, and not deemed an advisable addition to the Library of Congress, shall, if appropriate to the uses of the free public library of the District of Columbia, subject to applicable regulations under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, be turned over to that library for general use as a part thereof.


(Feb. 25, 1903, 32 Stat. 865, ch. 755, § 1; Oct. 31, 1951, 65 Stat. 706, ch. 654, § 2(1).)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-109.

1973 Ed., § 37-109.

References in Text

The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, referred to in this section, is the Act of June 30, 1949, 63 Stat. 377, ch. 288, as amended.


§ 39–124. Depository of Government publications.

The Public Library of the District of Columbia is hereby constituted a designated depository of governmental publications, and the Superintendent of Documents shall supply to such library 1 copy of each such publication, in the same form as supplied to other designated depositories.


(Sept. 28, 1943, 57 Stat. 568, ch. 243.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 37-110.

1973 Ed., § 37-111.


§ 39–125. Public library hours. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 20, 2013, D.C. Law 19-256, § 2, 60 DCR 990; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 7054, 64 DCR 7652.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 7054 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of this section, see § 7054 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-256: Section 3 of D.C. Law 19-256 provided that the act shall apply upon the inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, as certified by the Chief Financial Officer to the Budget Director of the Council in a certification published by the Council in the District of Columbia Register.