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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries And Cultural Resources

17VAC15. Library of Virginia (Library Board)




The Library Board is authorized to provide direction and establish policy for The Library of Virginia, which is the state library agency, the reference library at the seat of government, and the archival agency of the Commonwealth, and to make regulations for its governance and use. Code of Virginia, Title 42.1, Chapter 1, Article 1. The board is directed to establish guidelines for the management, preservation, and destruction of public records of the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. Code of Virginia, Title 42.1, Chapter 7. It is authorized to prescribe standards of eligibility of local and regional public library systems to receive state aid and to allocate to such systems available state and federal funds. Code of Virginia, Title 42.1, Chapter 3. The board is authorized to establish qualifications required to hold a professional library position. Code of Virginia, Title 42.1, Chapter 1, Article 2.

The board operates under the purview of the Secretary of Education. Regulations are available at the Office of the Librarian of Virginia in the Library Building, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000. Internet address:

Rev. 10/2014


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