§10-1-1. "Public library" and "governing authority" defined.
The term "public library" as used in this article shall be
construed to mean a library maintained wholly or in part by any
governing authority from funds derived by taxation and the services
of which are free to the public, except for those charges for which
provision may be made elsewhere in this article. The term shall
not, however, include special libraries, such as law, medical or
other professional libraries, or school libraries which are
maintained primarily for school purposes. The term "governing
authority" shall be construed to mean county court, county board of
education or the governing body of any municipality.