§10-1-4. Contract with existing public library.
The governing authority may, in lieu of supporting and
maintaining its own public library, enter into a contract with an
existing public library and make annual payments of money to such
library, whose library materials and services shall be available
without charge to all persons living within the area represented by
such governing authority. Any school board may contract for school
library service from an existing public library which shall agree
to furnish books to a school or schools under the terms of the
All money paid to a library under such a contract shall be
expended solely for the maintenance and support of the library.