Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964

25 Interpretation.E+W

In this Act—

  • library area” has the meaning assigned to it by section 4(2) of this Act;

  • library assets and liabilities” means property held by a local authority solely or mainly for the purposes of any functions exercisable by it in relation to the public library service and rights and liabilities to which the authority is entitled or subject by reason of the exercise of such functions;

  • library authority” means a library authority under this Act or, in relation to a time before the commencement of this Act, under the Public Libraries Acts 1892 to 1919;

  • library officer” means an officer of a local authority employed by the authority solely or mainly for the purposes of any functions exercisable by it in relation to the public library service;

  • [F1local authority”, in relation to Wales, means a county council or county borough council;]

  • . . . F2

  • officer” includes a servant;

  • . . . F2

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F1Definition in s. 25 inserted (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 19, s. 66(6), Sch. 16, para. 24(3)(with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), 66(7), Sch. 17 paras. 22(1), 23(2)) ; S.I. 1996/396, art.4, Sch. 2

F2Definitions of “local authority” and “population” repealed by Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70), Sch. 30