As used in this act:
a. "First level services" means services provided by a free county library which are coextensive with those provided by free public libraries established pursuant to chapter 54 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes which may include but are not limited to over-the-counter borrowing, story-telling and bookmobile programs; and, in addition, the following services provided by the free county library to local libraries: material acquisition and processing, book allowances and book rental services.
b. "Second level services" means specialized services provided to all residents of a county by the free county library which supplement services provided by free public libraries and services provided by a free county library to all public libraries, school libraries, industrial, commercial and other special libraries in the county which are designed to assist and strengthen such libraries. Second level services shall include but not be limited to inter-library loan, in-library use of materials, reference and reading guidance, provision of photocopy at cost, compilation and publication of a union list of periodicals and the coordination of cooperative countywide services.
L.1977, c. 300, s. 2, eff. Dec. 16, 1977.
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