CHAPTER 02 ‑ DIVISION OF STATE LIBRARY

 

SUBCHAPTER 02A ‑ DIVISIONAL RULES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ RULES OF ORGANIZATION

 

07 NCAC 02A .0101 DIVISION OF STATE LIBRARY

07 NCAC 02A .0102 LIBRARY SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ACT ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-1; 125-2; 125-8; 143B-10; 20 U.S. Code 16; 34 C.F.R. 770.4;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; May 3, 1986;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02A .0103 TECHNICAL SERVICES SECTION

07 NCAC 02A .0104 INFORMATION SERVICES SECTION

07 NCAC 02A .0105 SPECIAL SERVICES SECTION

07 NCAC 02A .0106 PUBLIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT SECTION

07 NCAC 02A .0107 PUBLIC LIBRARIAN CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

07 NCAC 02A .0108 STATE LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

07 NCAC 02A .0109 LIBRARY SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ACT

07 NCAC 02A .0110 DEFINITIONS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 125‑7; 125‑8; 125‑9; 125‑10; 125‑11; 143B‑10; 143B‑53; 143B‑67;

143B‑90; 45 C.F.R. 130‑8(1975);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

07 NCAC 02A .0201 PURCHASE AND CONTRACT

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02A .0202 PERSONNEL

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02B ‑ TECHNICAL SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ STATE PUBLICATIONS CLEARINGHOUSE

 

07 NCAC 02B .0101 SERVICES

07 NCAC 02B .0102 DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-11; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02B .0103 AGREEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

07 NCAC 02B .0104 AGREEMENT FOR CENTRALIZED BOOK PROCESSING

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ LIBRARY SERVICES TO STATE AGENCIES

 

07 NCAC 02B .0201 REQUESTS FOR SERVICES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02B .0202 PLANNING OF AGENCY LIBRARY

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1981.

 

07 NCAC 02B .0203 SERVICES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02B .0204 LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1981.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02C ‑ INFORMATION SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ CIRCULATION AND REFERENCE

 

07 NCAC 02C .0101 READING ROOM

07 NCAC 02C .0102 CIRCULATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS

07 NCAC 02C .0103 PHOTOCOPYING

07 NCAC 02C .0104 REFERENCE SERVICES

07 NCAC 02C .0105 BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02C .0106 INFORMATION ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA

07 NCAC 02C .0107 DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS

 

07 NCAC 02C .0201 SELECTION POLICY

07 NCAC 02C .0202 RECOMMENDATIONS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02C .0204 GIFTS

07 NCAC 02C .0205 COMPLAINTS CONCERNING A TITLE IN THE COLLECTION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. June 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ GENEALOGICAL SERVICES

 

07 NCAC 02C .0301 THE COLLECTION

07 NCAC 02C .0302 SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ AUDIOVISUAL SERVICES

 

This Section .0400 of Title 7, Subchapter 2C of the North Carolina Administrative Code (7 NCAC 2C .0400); AUDIOVISUAL SERVICES; has been transferred and recodified as Section .0300 of Title 7, Subchapter 2D of the North Carolina Administrative Code (7 NCAC 2D .0300) effective April 29, 1981.

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ INTERLIBRARY SERVICES

 

07 NCAC 02C .0501 INTERLIBRARY LOANS

07 NCAC 02C .0502 IN-WATS SERVICES

07 NCAC 02C .0503 ELIGIBILITY FOR IN-WATS

07 NCAC 02C .0504 IN-WATS PROCEDURE MANUAL

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-12; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02D ‑ SPECIAL SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

 

07 NCAC 02D .0101 ELIGIBILITY

07 NCAC 02D .0102 APPLICATION

07 NCAC 02D .0103 NEW READERS

07 NCAC 02D .0104 SELECTION

07 NCAC 02D .0105 CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS

07 NCAC 02D .0106 SUSPENSION OF SERVICES

07 NCAC 02D .0107 BRAILLIST

07 NCAC 02D .0108 TAPING VOLUNTEERS

07 NCAC 02D .0109 COPYRIGHT

07 NCAC 02D .0110 REQUEST/LIBRARY PATRONS/REPRODUCE MATERIALS: SPECIAL FORMATS

07 NCAC 02D .0111 SMALL COLLECTIONS

07 NCAC 02D .0112 CATALOGS

07 NCAC 02D .0113 SCOPE OF THE COLLECTION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02D .0114 MATERIALS SELECTION POLICY

07 NCAC 02D .0115 RECOMMENDATIONS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. June 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS

 

07 NCAC 02D .0201 STATE INSTITUTIONS

07 NCAC 02D .0202 FUNDS FOR INSTITUTIONS

07 NCAC 02D .0203 ELIGIBILITY

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ AUDIOVISUAL SERVICES

 

07 NCAC 02D .0301 LOAN OF MATERIALS

07 NCAC 02D .0302 REQUESTS AND SCHEDULING

07 NCAC 02D .0303 RETURN OF MATERIALS

07 NCAC 02D .0304 LATE OR DAMAGED FILM

07 NCAC 02D .0305 FILM SERVICE AGREEMENT

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Transferred from T07: 02C .0400 Eff. April 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02D .0306 MATERIALS SELECTION POLICY

07 NCAC 02D .0307 RECOMMENDATIONS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. June 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02E ‑ LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

 

07 NCAC 02E .0101 CONSULTANTS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02E .0102 WORKSHOPS

07 NCAC 02E .0103 BIBLIOGRAPHIES

07 NCAC 02E .0104 NEWS FLASH

07 NCAC 02E .0105 OUTREACH SERVICES

07 NCAC 02E .0106 COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125‑2; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1981.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ ORGANIZATION OF REGIONAL LIBRARIES

 

07 NCAC 02E .0201 REGIONAL LIBRARIES

07 NCAC 02E .0202 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

07 NCAC 02E .0203 POWER OF BOARD

07 NCAC 02E .0204 DIRECTOR

07 NCAC 02E .0205 TERMINATION

07 NCAC 02E .0206 FINANCE

07 NCAC 02E .0207 PROPERTY

07 NCAC 02E .0208 OTHER PROVISIONS/AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING/REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1992; June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0300 ALLOCATION OF STATE AID TO PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS

 

07 NCAC 02E .0301 QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRANT Eligibility

07 NCAC 02E .0302 STATE AID GRANTS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-7; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Emergency Amendment Eff. July 1, 1979, for a period of 120 days to expire on October 29, 1979;

Emergency Amendment Made Permanent Eff. October 29, 1979;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2007; May 1, 1995; June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02E .0303 REGIONAL GRANT

 

History Note: Filed as an Emergency Repeal Eff. July 1, 1979, for a period of 120 days to be reinstated

on October 29, 1979;

Statutory Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 125‑7, as amended by S.L. 1979, c. 578;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. October 29, 1979.

 

07 NCAC 02E .0304 LIMITATIONS ON AID

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-7; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Emergency Amendment Eff. July 1, 1979, for a period of 120 days to expire on October 29, 1979;

Emergency Amendment Made Permanent Eff. October 29, 1979;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ STATE INSTITUTIONS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDS

 

07 NCAC 02E .0401 STATE INSTITUTION DEFINED

07 NCAC 02E .0402 FUNDS FOR INSTITUTIONS

07 NCAC 02E .0403 ELIGIBILITY

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. June 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02F ‑ NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC LIBRARIAN CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

 

07 NCAC 02F .0101 PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION

07 NCAC 02F .0102 FULL CERTIFICATION

07 NCAC 02F .0103 APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIAN CERTIFICATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-67;

Eff. February 10, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1995; June 1, 1989; June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. September 1, 2011.

07 NCAC 02F .0104 RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B‑67;

Eff. February 10, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 1, 1977;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1981.

 

07 NCAC 02F .0105 EXAMINATION

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B‑67;

Eff. June 1, 1981;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1989 in accordance with G.S. 150B‑59(c).

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02G - STATE LIBRARY OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

SECTION .0100 divisional rules

 

07 NCAC 02g .0101 SCOPE of RULES

The rules in this Subchapter apply to the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, which serves as the principal library of State government.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-1; 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

07 NCAC 02G .0102 ELIGIBILITY FOR STATE LIBRARY SERVICES

A public library must be legally established as specified in 07 NCAC 02I .0202 to be eligible for State and Federally funded programs administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-7; 125-8;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02H - LIBRARY SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 GOVERNMENT AND HERITAGE LIBRARY

 

07 NCAC 02h .0101 SCOPE OF RULES

The rules in this Subchapter apply to the Government and Heritage Library, a section of the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

07 NCAC 02h .0102 library collections

(a) The State Librarian shall determine the scope and focus of the Library's collections. Library staff and users may recommend materials for Library collections.

(b) The Library shall collect and maintain resource collections in all relevant formats as budgets permit, including current and historical print and digital books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, state and federal documents, family histories, indexes, and bibliographies; historical newspapers, census reports, and primary source materials on microfilm; audiovisual materials in analog and digital formats and media; and online databases.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. May 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0103 Access and Circulation

(a) Access and use of the Library's resource collections varies according to user profile, resource format, and circulation status of materials, as determined by the State Librarian.

(b) The Library shall provide State employees and the general public online access to digital resources in its collections using search and retrieval technologies that are accessible and usable by all.

(c) Certain printed materials in the Library's collections are designated non-circulating and shall not be used outside the Library. Non-circulating items include general reference materials, permanent depository copies of State documents, rare books, vertical file materials, periodicals, print newspapers, and the genealogy reference collection.

(d) State employees may borrow materials from the Library's circulating print, microform, and audiovisual collections for use outside the library. Non-State employees may borrow print, microform, and audiovisual materials from the Library through interlibrary loan at their local libraries, or they can use the material within the State Library.

(e) If any borrower loses or damages Library material charged in the borrower's name, the borrower is responsible for the cost of replacing the material. Library borrowing privileges shall be withheld until payment is made.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0104 reproduction services

The Library shall provide for the reproduction of library content in compliance with U.S. copyright law. State employees and members of the general public may photocopy or request digital reproduction of Library content at a cost fixed by the Library based on cost of equipment, supplies, and staff time. Photocopying equipment shall be available for use by library users. Library staff shall provide digital reproduction services.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0105 Information, reference and research Services

(a) State Library staff shall provide reference and research services for State employees to facilitate access to information and resources that address the business needs of State government.

(b) State Library staff shall provide information, reference services, and access to Library resources for the general public seeking information by or about North Carolina or conducting research related to North Carolina government, people, places, history, culture, statistical data, or genealogy.

(c) State Library staff shall provide instruction to state employees and the general public concerning the use of the Library's facilities and information tools and resources. Library staff shall develop and conduct informational and instructional programs related to information resources and library research.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0106 services for state agencies

(a) State Library staff shall consult with State agencies requesting assistance with projects, programs, or situations requiring professional library knowledge and expertise. Library staff may consult on issues related to cataloging, classification, metadata, access, digitization, digital information management, and preservation of print and digital resources, based on staff availability and consideration of higher priority work as approved by the State Librarian.

(b) Cataloging staff shall perform classification, cataloging, and processing of library materials and resources for state government agencies on a priority basis. Before services are provided, the Library and the recipient State agency shall sign a memorandum of understanding that specifies the responsibilities and relationship between the two agencies and any costs required for library systems access and technologies.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02H .0107 BORROWING PRIVILEGES

(a) Library materials and equipment shall be available to all registered borrowers in accordance with the rules set forth in this Subchapter.

(b) Circulated materials may be checked out by registered borrowers for 28 calendar days ("loan period").

(c) Registered borrowers may reserve circulated materials and have them placed on hold. Materials shall be reserved by:

(1) visiting the library circulation desk;

(2) online at ncgov.nccardinal.org;

(3) calling the Government and Heritage Library at 919-807-7450; or

(4) submitting an email to slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov.

Materials placed on hold shall be held at the library circulation desk for five business days.

(d) Registered borrowers may renew loaned materials once per loan period. Renewals shall be made in the same manner as provided in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(e) Borrowed materials shall be returned by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the loan period. Any borrowed materials not returned in accordance with this Paragraph shall be classified as overdue. An overdue notice shall be sent to the borrower by email or U.S. Mail for any materials that are not returned or renewed prior to the end of the loan period. Borrowers shall not be fined for overdue books.

(f) The status of borrowed items shall be changed to lost for items not returned after 90 calendar days. Borrowers shall be required to comply with Rule .0103 of this Section to replace lost items.

(g) Failure to comply with Paragraph (e) of this Rule may result in the restriction or suspension of a borrower's privileges as set forth in Rule .0109 of this Section.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2(4); 143B-10;

Eff. September 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02H .0108 REGISTRATION

(a) The Government and Heritage Library shall maintain a collection of materials and equipment that shall be available for use to the public.

(b) Borrowing privileges shall only be granted to citizens of the State and State employees who have registered with the Government and Heritage Library.

(c) To register for borrowing privileges, each individual shall appear in person and provide the Library with the following information on a form provided by the Library:

(1) name;

(2) address;

(3) telephone number;

(4) email address;

(5) date of birth;

(6) physical driver's license, or state-issued photo identification, if over the age of 16; and

(7) signature or signature of parent or guardian, if under the age of 16.

(d) The Library shall provide all registered borrowers with a Library card at no cost. The card may be presented in order to check-out materials in the Library's collection. If a borrower cannot present his or her card, the borrower's status may be confirmed by providing the librarian with his or her name and address. If a card is lost or stolen, the borrower may request a replacement card, at no charge, by providing the librarian with the information contained in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(e) Borrowers shall notify the Library of any change in their information required by Paragraph (c) of this Rule. Failure to inform the Library of these changes may result the restriction or suspension of borrowing privileges as set forth in Rule .0109 of this Section.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2(4); 143B-10;

Eff. September 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02H .0109 RESTRICTION AND SUSPENSION OF PRIVILEGES

(a) The Government and Heritage Library may restrict or suspend a patron's access to materials and equipment for violation of any rule set forth in this Subchapter.

(b) A borrower's check-out privileges shall be suspended for the following:

(1) failure to return overdue materials within 15 days of the issuance of any overdue notice;

(2) damage to any library materials or equipment; or

(3) unauthorized use of materials or equipment, including loaning library materials to non-registered borrowers, using materials or equipment in a manner prohibited by its proper use, or removing non-circulating materials or equipment from the Library.

(c) The period of suspension shall not exceed one year. In setting the period of suspension, the State Librarian shall consider the Rule violated, the extent of harm to the Library's property, and any previous rule violations by the patron. The State Librarian shall send a letter of suspension to the borrower by email or U.S. Mail.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2(4); 143B-10;

Eff. September 1, 2017.

 

SECTION .0200 - state depository library system

 

07 NCAC 02h .0201 SCOPE OF RULES

The rules in this Section, apply to the State Depository Library System and the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse, as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-11.9;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0202 printed document formats defined

As used in this Section, the term "format" is used to describe the medium used to publish and distribute State publication content, including tangible media such as paper, film, tape and electronic media such as digital files, websites, and data streams.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-11.9;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0203 depository requirements for state agencies

(a) State agencies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of State government and State-funded boards, commissions, and institutions shall submit all State publications and documents defined in the G.S. 125-11.6(2) and 125-11.6(4) to the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse for the permanent depository collection, distribution to depository libraries, and public access.

(b) State agencies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of State government and State-funded boards, commissions, and institutions shall submit 10 copies of documents and State publications as defined in G.S. 125-11.6(2) and 125-11.6(4) in tangible formats to the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse and one copy of publications published or distributed in electronic formats to the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-11.9;

Eff. May 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

SECTION .0300 LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

 

07 NCAC 02h .0301 SCOPE OF RULES

The rules in Section, apply to the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a section of the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0302 ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for the services of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is determined by the Federal guidelines in 36 C.F.R. 701.10 and is applied to all applicants.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0303 aPPLICATION

All users must complete an official application form and be certified in accordance with 36 C.F.R. 701.10 as eligible and meeting requirements established by the Library of Congress.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0304 LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

(a) The Library shall perform the functions of a public library. Its collection consists of recreational and general informational materials selected and produced by the Library of Congress for network distribution and additional materials selected by the Library.

(b) The Library reproduces titles in Braille and audio formats in compliance with U.S. copyright law.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0305 Circulation

(a) The Library shall provide materials and playback equipment according to the Library of Congress lending policies.

(b) The Library shall furnish deposit collections to libraries, hospitals, rest homes, and other institutions serving eligible visually and physically handicapped persons.

(c) The following practices by any Library patron shall result in the suspension of Library services:

(1) repeated failure to return materials within the borrowing period;

(2) willful and negligent damage to equipment or materials;

(3) unauthorized use of materials or equipment, such as loan to an ineligible person or modification of equipment; or

(4) repeated abusive verbal attacks or behavior toward Library staff that is offensive or threatening.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. May 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0306 reproduction services

The Library shall reproduce in Braille or audio recording materials requested by Library patrons for their personal use as approved by the Regional Librarian based on staff availability and consideration of higher priority work.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02h .0307 VOLUNTEERS

(a) Any interested person may request to volunteer his services to the Library. Volunteers shall receive no pay for their services and must go through a training and testing period under the supervision of Library staff.

(b) Any braillist who is certified by the Library of Congress may request to volunteer his services to the Library. Volunteers must provide their own brailling machine.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02I - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

 

SECTION .0100 - ORGANIZATIONAL RULES

 

07 NCAC 02I .0101 SCOPE OF RULES

The rules in this Subchapter apply to the Library Development Section of the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 125-7; 125-8; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

SECTION .0200 - STATE AID TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES

 

07 NCAC 02I .0201 QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRANT ELIGIBILITY

Libraries requesting funding from the Aid to Public Libraries Fund shall submit annually to the State Library of North Carolina an application for State Aid and supporting documentation including financial and statistical reports and shall meet the following eligibility requirements:

(1) Be established consistent with the provisions of Article 14, Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes;

(2) Provide library services in compliance with applicable State and Federal law to all residents of the political subdivision(s) supporting the library. Public library services shall be provided from at least one designated facility with a cataloged collection that is open to the public a minimum of 40 hours per week;

(3) Employ a full-time library director having or eligible for North Carolina public librarian certification. Full-time means working a minimum of 35 hours per week;

(4) Secure operational funds from local government sources at least equal to the average amount budgeted and available for expenditure for the previous three years. A grant to a local library system from the Aid to Public Libraries Fund shall not be terminated but shall be reduced proportionately by the Department if the amount budgeted and available for expenditure by local government is below the average of the previous three fiscal years. State funds shall not replace local funds budgeted and available for expenditure for public library operations;

(5) Secure aggregate operational funds from local sources which are at least equal to state aid;

(6) Expend funds as authorized in the budget adopted by the Board of Trustees of a Regional Library, a County, or a Municipality. Any library having an unencumbered operational balance of more than 17 percent of the previous year's operating receipts shall have the difference deducted from its state allocation;

(7) Pay salaries for professional positions funded from the Aid to Public Libraries Fund at least at the minimum rate of a salary grade of 69 as established by the Office of State Personnel;

(8) Provide to the State Library of North Carolina an annual audit of the political subdivision(s) funding the library consistent with generally accepted accounting principles;

(9) Submit annually to the State Library of North Carolina a copy of the bylaws of the library system's Board(s) of Trustees;

(10) Submit annually a current long-range plan of service to the State Library of North Carolina. A long-range plan of service is a plan of at least five years. Upon request, the library shall submit an assessment of a community's library needs to the State Library of North Carolina;

(11) Submit a copy of the agreement establishing the library system, if composed of more than one local governmental unit; and

(12) Meet the following stipulations when establishing a new library or re-establishing eligibility for the Aid to Public Libraries Fund:

(a) meet all requirements of this Section on July 1 of the year prior to the fiscal year that the library plans to receive state aid;

(b) continue to meet all requirements of this Section from July 1 to June 30 of that year, which shall be known as the demonstration year; and

(c) file a full application for state aid by the June 30 deadline at the close of the demonstration year in order to receive state aid in the next fiscal year.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-7;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0202 STATE AID GRANTS

All grants are contingent upon appropriations budgeted by the General Assembly. Eligible county, regional, and municipal library systems shall receive grants subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources subject to requirements in Rule .0201 of this Subchapter. Block and per capita income equalization grants may be used for materials, salaries, equipment, and operating costs.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-7;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

SECTION .0300 - ORGANIZATION OF REGIONAL LIBRARIES

 

07 NCAC 02I .0301 REGIONAL LIBRARIES

As used in this Section, a regional library is a public library system that:

(1) serves two or more contiguous counties;

(2) is established by a regional agreement under a single administrative system;

(3) is governed by a regional library board of trustees;

(4) operates under the direction of a certified library director; and

(5) has finances administered by a person or firm reporting to the library director and the regional library board of trustees.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0302 REGIONAL AGREEMENT

An agreement establishing a regional library shall contain:

(1) the structure of the regional library board of trustees;

(2) the powers and duties of the regional board;

(3) the financial structure of the regional library;

(4) the terms of property ownership and any conditions of joint ownership including property rights in the event of withdrawal from or dissolution of the regional library;

(5) provisions for amendment;

(6) provisions for withdrawal by a member county or dissolution of the regional library; and

(7) provisions for termination of the regional agreement.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0303 REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(a) The regional library board of trustees shall be the governing body of a regional library. It shall be composed of not more than 15 members as stipulated in the regional agreement. Each participating local governmental unit shall have representation on the board in proportions determined to be equitable by all participating local governmental units as stipulated in the regional agreement. Members of the regional library board shall be appointed as specified in the regional agreement.

(b) Terms of officers and members shall be limited and staggered to assure continuity as well as change. No individual member shall be appointed to more than two consecutive terms, and no single term shall be longer than six years.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0304 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

The agreement establishing a regional library shall include the following powers delegated to the regional library board of trustees by the participating local governmental units:

(1) to adopt such bylaws and rules for its own governance as may be necessary and in conformity with the law;

(2) to adopt policies for the regional library system's administration and operation;

(3) to appoint the regional library director and delegate to that person executive powers;

(4) to adopt an annual budget for the regional library;

(5) to appoint a regional library finance officer to ensure expenditure of funds consistent with the budget adopted by the regional library board;

(6) to assure compliance with all applicable State and Federal law and eligibility requirements for the receipt of State and Federal funds;

(7) to make recommendations to the governing bodies of the participating local governmental units concerning the construction and improvement of physical facilities of the libraries in the region;

(8) to report to the participating local governmental units; and

(9) to provide to the State Library of North Carolina an annual audit of the regional library system consistent with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0305 DIRECTOR

The director of a regional library shall be appointed by the regional library system board of trustees and is responsible for the administration of the regional library consistent with the policies adopted by the board. The director shall have a valid North Carolina Public Librarian Certificate.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0306 FINANCE

(a) All finances of a regional library shall be administered under the same provisions as units of local government (G.S. Chapter 159, The Local Government Finance Act) and shall be subject to an independent audit.

(b) State funds shall be administered by the regional library and shall be expended throughout the region as described in 07 NCAC 02I .0202.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0307 ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGIONAL LIBRARY

A regional library meeting the definition in 07 NCAC 02I .0301 may be established according to the following schedule:

(1) On or before July 1 of the fiscal year prior to the establishment of the regional library, a representative of the participating local governmental units shall submit to the State Library of North Carolina a written notification of intent to form a regional library and establish eligibility for grants to public libraries.

(2) On or before January 31 of the fiscal year prior to the establishment of the regional library, the representative shall submit to the State Library of North Carolina a copy of the agreement establishing the regional library consistent with 07 NCAC 02I .0302.

(3) On or before June 1 of the fiscal year prior to the establishment of the regional library, the representative shall submit to the State Library of North Carolina a long-range plan of service and a proposed budget and shall provide evidence of eligibility to receive grants to public libraries according to 07 NCAC 02I .0201.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02I .0308 WITHDRAWAL FROM OR DISSOLUTION OF A REGIONAL LIBRARY

(a) A county proposing to withdraw from a regional library shall give written notice on or before July 1 to the regional library board, the other participating local governmental units, and the State Library of North Carolina. The withdrawal shall be effective on the following June 30.

(b) The withdrawing county shall establish eligibility for grants to public libraries according to 07 NCAC 02I .0201 on or before the effective date of withdrawal.

(c) Capital expenditures by the withdrawing county that are necessitated by the withdrawal may not replace support for operating costs in establishing eligibility to receive grants to public libraries according to 07 NCAC 02I .0201.

(d) If withdrawal of a county results in the dissolution of the regional library, the remaining county must also establish eligibility to receive grants to public libraries according to 07 NCAC 02I .0201 by the effective date of withdrawal.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 02J - NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC LIBRARIAN CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

 

SECTION .0100 - COMMISSION RULES

 

07 NCAC 02j .0101 PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION

(a) The North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission sets minimum standards for certification for public librarians to accomplish the following purposes:

(1) Guarantee the best possible public library service for all North Carolinians;

(2) Protect and maintain public library resources;

(3) Assure professional management and administration of library programs; and

(4) Provide certified professionals to meet the Department of Cultural Resources' personnel requirements for State and other aid administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

(b) The Commission shall review applications and certify those librarians who meet the certification requirements enumerated in Rule .0102 of this Subchapter.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-67;

Eff. September 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

07 NCAC 02j .0102 FULL CERTIFICATION

(a) The North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission shall issue public librarian certificates to applicants who have received graduate degrees in library and information science from programs accredited by the American Library Association or from regionally-accredited programs of higher education in North Carolina.

(b) Coursework must include the following core courses:

(1) cataloging,

(2) reference,

(3) collection development, and

(4) library management.

(c) Courses specifically designed for school, media center, academic, or special librarianship, must reflect general principles of librarianship.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-67;

Eff. September 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 02j .0103 APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIAN CERTIFICATION

Applicants shall send a completed application form for public librarian certification, accompanied by an official transcript which contains the date of conferral of the degree, to the Library Development Section of the State Library of North Carolina.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-67;

Eff. September 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.