Judiciary Law 814
ARTICLE 21--COURT LIBRARIES
' 814. Care and management of court law libraries
1. Each court law library shall be under
the care and management of the chief administrator of the courts.
Each shall have a board of trustees, which shall consist of
four members, all of whom shall be residents of the county
in which the library is located, and who shall be appointed
by the chief administrator in accordance with this section.
The chair of the board shall be a justice of the supreme court
or, if no justice resides in the county, a judge of the county
court, family court or of the surrogate's court of the county.
Of the remaining members of the board, one shall be an attorney
who has been admitted to the practice of law in this state;
one shall be a member of the board of supervisors or other
legislative body of the county in which the library is located,
or in the case of a county wholly contained within a city,
of the legislative body of such city, and one member shall
be appointed upon the recommendation of the president of the
county bar association. In addition to the four members of
each board of trustees provided for hereinabove, the chief
administrator of the courts may, in his discretion, appoint
such other members as he deems appropriate. The members of
the board shall serve without pay for a term of two years and
shall be eligible to be reappointed to successive terms of
office. Membership on a board of trustees shall terminate whenever
a member ceases to be a resident of the county, or ceases to
hold public office if the holding of such public office was
required at the time of such member's appointment to the board.
A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same
manner as an original appointment.
2. Each board of trustees shall provide
the chief administrator with such assistance as he or she shall
require in maintaining and operating the court law library.
3. In the event of any change in the designation
of a court law library for the purpose of receiving materials
transmitted pursuant to paragraph c of subdivision four of
section one hundred two of the executive law, the chief administrator
shall cause the previously designated library within such judicial
district to transfer all such materials in its possession to
the newly designated library.
4. The provisions of this section shall
not apply to the supreme court library in borough of Brooklyn
nor to the supreme court library at Buffalo until April first,
nineteen hundred ninety-four. Such libraries are continued
as court law libraries under the provisions of this article
effective April first, nineteen hundred ninety-four.