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Oregon Library Laws - Revised Statutes - State Library: Grants
Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 357 - Libraries; Archives ; Poet Laureate
 
STATE LIBRARY
 
(Grants)
 
357.206 Financial assistance to public, school, tribal and academic libraries; grants.
(1) The state shall provide financial assistance for library resource sharing activities to public, school, tribal and academic libraries from funds specifically appropriated therefor in order to implement ORS 357.005 (2)(d), which provides for a statewide network of all types of libraries. The grants shall be provided only to libraries that make interlibrary loans at no charge to other public, school, tribal and academic libraries in this state and shall be expended for one or more of the following purposes:
(a) To provide matching grants and other assistance to facilitate the statewide licensing of electronic databases for all types of libraries;
 
(b) To reimburse a library that serves as a regional center for the referral of reference questions from other libraries or provides reference services in connection with a statewide cooperative reference services project; and
 
(c) To provide matching grants or other assistance to facilitate statewide ground delivery of library materials to public, school, tribal and academic libraries.
(2) As used in this section, "tribal library" means a library operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Oregon. 
357.209 Rules; contracts. The Trustees of the State Library shall administer the provisions of ORS 357.203 to 357.212 and shall adopt rules governing the application for and granting of funds. Funds granted for reference services by one library for other libraries may be arranged by contract.
 
357.212 Application. Public libraries, established in accordance with ORS 357.410, school libraries, tribal libraries, as defined in ORS 357.206, or any academic library in Oregon may apply for resource sharing grants on an annual basis.