Harare City Library Act
- Commenced on 2 June 1961
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Harare City Library Act [Chapter 25:05].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—“Board” means the board of trustees established under section three;“Committee” means the committee of management established under section eight;“former Act” means the Queen Victoria Memorial Act, 1951 (No. 38 of 1951);“former board” means the board of trustees established under the former Act;“former committee” means the committee of management established under the former Act;“former trust” means the Queen Victoria Memorial established under the former Act;“Library” means the public library referred to in section seven;“Minister” means the Minister of Sports, Recreation and Culture or any other Minister to whom the President may assign the administration of this Act;“subscriber” means a subscriber to the Library;“Trust” means the trust established under section four.
3. Establishment and constitution of Harare City Library trustees
4. Harare City Library Trust
5. Transfer of former museum section to Trustees of the National MuseumThe movable property, articles and assets allocated to the museum section of the former trust in terms of section 6 of the former Act and one-half of the proceeds of the sale of the land and buildings which constituted the former trust are hereby transferred to and vested in the Trustees of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia established by the National Museum Act [Chapter 71 of 1963].
6. Powers of Board
7. Purposes of TrustThe Trust shall be devoted exclusively to providing, maintaining and managing a public library, to be known as the Harare City Library, to literary and artistic purposes in connection therewith and other purposes incidental thereto.
8. Harare City Library Committee
9. Tenure of office of Committee
10. Election and appointment of members of Committee
11. Leave of absenceThe Committee may, by resolution, grant any of its members leave of absence for any period not exceeding seven months. If leave of absence is so granted—
13. Chairman, quorum and voting of Committee
14. Powers of CommitteeThe Committee shall have power—
15. Financial provisions
16. Audit of accountsThe accounts of the Trust shall be audited annually by such person as the Board, with the approval of the Minister, may appoint.
History of this document
02 June 1961