The county board shall direct, operate and manage the county library system. A county
library board consisting of 11 members who reside in the county library service area shall be
appointed by the county board. For the first three years following the merger of the Minneapolis
Public Library and the Hennepin County library system, three of the members shall be residents of
the city of Minneapolis. When appointing members of the county library board who are residents
of the city of Minneapolis, the county board must consult with the Minneapolis mayor and city
council. The library board shall provide advice and make recommendations on any matter
pertaining to the library system to the county board and the library director and shall exercise the
powers and perform the duties delegated to it by the county board, which may include, but are not
limited to, the establishment of rules governing library operations, review of the annual operating
budget for submission to the county board, development of a long-range plan and acceptance of
gift and trust funds. The library board shall determine the contents of the collections of the library
system and shall be responsible for the use of library meeting rooms.
History: 1981 c 48 s 2; 2007 c 121 art 2 s 3
The amendment to this section by Laws 2007, chapter 121, article 2, section 3, is
effective the day after the transactional documents have been fully executed and certificates
of local approval have been filed by the Minneapolis Library Board, the city of Minneapolis,
and Hennepin County in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.
The Minneapolis Library Board, the city of Minneapolis, and Hennepin County must not file
a certificate of local approval until the Minneapolis Library Board, the city of Minneapolis,
and the exclusive representatives of at least 80 percent of the represented Minneapolis library
employees have reached an agreement addressing the impact of the merger on employees. Laws
2007, chapter 121, article 2, section 6.