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The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners may establish and maintain a system of public libraries for the free use of the residents of the county. The board shall determine the locations of the libraries, and may levy taxes for library operations and maintenance on all taxable property within the county. The county may acquire, lease, construct, alter, or contract for the use of any real or personal property necessary for the establishment and operation of a free county library system. Acquisition of real property may be undertaken in accordance with chapter 117.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes