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All of the files below are in PDF format. Updated December, 2017

O.C.G.A. § 13-10-91 Georgia Security & Immigration Compliance Act
O.C.G.A. § 19-7-5 Child Abuse, Mandatory Reporting
O.C.G.A. § 20-2-305 County & Regional Public Libraries
O.C.G.A. § 20-2-320 Quality Basic Education Information Steering Committee; Identification of Data to Implement Quality Basic Education Program; State-wide Comprehensive Educational Information Network
O.C.G.A. § 20-3-39 Transfer of Functions & Personnel Relating to Public Libraries from the Technical College System of Georgia to Board of Regents
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-1 Policy as to Library Service
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-2 Powers and Duties of Board of Regents; Acceptance of Gifts; State Library Commission Abolished
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-3 Funds for Public Library Services
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-4 Reports of Libraries
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-5 Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Usage at Public Libraries
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-20 City Public Libraries: Establishment & Maintenance
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-21 City Public Libraries: Disbursement of Appropriations
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-22 City Public Libraries: Donations
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-23 City Public Libraries: Duties of Board of Trustees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-24 City Public Libraries: Powers of the City
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-40 County & Regional Public Libraries: Establishment
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-41 County & Regional Public Libraries: Board of Trustees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-42 County & Regional Public Libraries: Membership, Terms, Removal & Vacancies in Board of Trustees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-43 County & Regional Public Libraries: Duties & Responsibilities of Board of Trustees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-44 County & Regional Public Libraries: Compensation of Board of Trustees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-45 County & Regional Public Libraries: Directors; Qualifications, Duties & Responsibilities
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-46 County & Regional Public Libraries: Reports
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-47 County & Regional Public Libraries: Constitutions & Bylaws for Library Boards
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-48 County & Regional Public Libraries: Ownership of Property Used for Library Purposes
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-49 County & Regional Public Libraries: Contracts & Agreements of Library Board
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-50 County & Regional Public Libraries: Bonding of Library Boards
O.C.G.A. §20-5-51 County & Regional Public Libraries: Dissolution of Library Systems
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-52 County & Regional Public Libraries: Unlawful Taking or Destruction of Materials
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-53 County & Regional Public Libraries: Failure to Return Materials
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-54 County & Regional Public Libraries: Concealing or Removing Books or Other Property
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-55 County & Regional Public Libraries: Civil Liability of Agents & Employees
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-56 County & Regional Public Libraries: Certification of Librarians
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-57 County & Regional Public Libraries: Forfeiture of State & Federal Aid
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-58 County & Regional Public Libraries: Existing Library Systems
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-59 County & Regional Public Libraries: Applicability
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-60 “State Library Agency” Defined
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-61 Interstate Library Compact
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-62 Limitations
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-63 Interstate Library Districts Lying Partly within this State
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-64 Appointment of Compact Administrator
O.C.G.A. § 20-5-65 Withdrawal from the Compact
O.C.G.A. § 24-12-30 Confidential Nature of Library Records (formerly O.C.G.A. § 24-9-46)
O.C.G.A. § 36-34-5.1 Municipal Corporations Authorized to Enter into Leases for Purposes of Providing Library Service
O.C.G.A. § 36-70-2 Planning:  Definitions
O.C.G.A. § 36-71-2 Development Impact Fees: Definitions
O.C.G.A. § 36-76-9 Expedited Franchising of Cable & Video Services: Demarcation Point Service Outlet; Service to Schools & Libraries
O.C.G.A. § 42-1-15 Restrictions on Residence of or Loitering by Registered Sex Offender
 O.C.G.A. § 43–24–1 Professions & Businesses; Librarians; Definitions
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–2 State Board for the Certification of Librarians; Creation; Membership; Appointment; Terms of Office; Expenses; Vacancies
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–3 Jurisdiction of Division Director
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–4 Only Licensed Librarians to be Employed; Exceptions
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–5 Certificates; Grades; Examinations
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–6 Applications for Certificates; Fees; Renewals; Duplicate Certificates
O.C.G.A. § 43–24–7 Continuing Education
Georgia Smokefree Air Act (O.C.G.A. §§ 31-12A-1 through 31-12A-13)
Open Meetings Act (O.C.G.A. §§ 50-14-1 through 50-14-6)  
Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70 through 50-18-74)  

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