Nebraska Laws Pertaining to
Libraries & Library Operations
|Chapter 16. Cities of the First Class|
|§§ 16-101, 251, 253|
Cities of the first class, defined; population required.
All cities having more than five thousand and
not more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, as may be
ascertained and officially promulgated by the United States or
under the authority of the State of Nebraska or by the authority
of the mayor and city council of any such city, shall be known as
cities of the first class. The population of a city of the first
class shall consist of the people residing within the territorial
boundaries of such city and the residents of any territory duly
and properly annexed to such city.
Laws 1901, c. 18, § 1, p. 226; R.S.1913, § 4804; C.S.1922, § 3972;
C.S.1929, § 16-101; R.S.1943, § 16-101; Laws 1965, c. 85, § 3, p. 328;
Laws 1993, LB 726, § 5.
Libraries and museums; establishment; maintenance.
The mayor and council of any city of the first
class shall have power to establish and maintain public
libraries, reading rooms, art galleries and museums, and to
provide the necessary grounds or buildings therefor; to purchase
the papers, books, maps, manuscripts and works of art, and
objects of natural or scientific curiosity and instruction
therefor; and to receive donations and bequests of money or
property for the same in trust or otherwise. They may also pass
necessary bylaws and regulations for the protection and
government of the same. The ownership of the real and personal
property of such library shall be in the city.
Laws 1901, c. 18, § 49, p. 268; Laws 1903, c. 19, § 10, p. 241;
R.S.1913, § 4867; C.S.1922, § 4035; C.S.1929, § 16-252.
Mayor and council; supplemental powers; authorized.
When the power is conferred upon the mayor and
council of any city of the first class to do and perform any act
or thing, and the manner of exercising such power is not
specially pointed out, the mayor and council may provide by
ordinance the details necessary for the full exercise of such
Laws 1901, c. 18, § 120, p. 303; R.S.1913, § 4870; C.S.1922, § 4038;
C.S.1929, § 16-255.