FORMATION. The Knox County Governmental Library Commission is the governing body of the Knox County Governmental Law Library. It was formed in 1955 by Chapter 50, Knox County Private Acts.
MEMBERSHIP. Members are each Judge of Circuit, Chancery, Criminal, Juvenile, and Domestic Relations Courts that have jurisdiction in Knox County. Other members include the Knox County Mayor and the Knoxville Bar Association President.
POWERS. The Commission may acquire by purchase, gift, rent, lease, loan or otherwise, law publications that the members deem necessary for an adequate law library. They also may purchase furniture, fixtures, bookcases, or other supplies for the library. The Commission has authority to acquire additional space by rent or lease when there is insufficient space in the Knox County Court House.
The Commissioners may employ and administer the staff of the library and set their salaries. The Library Commission also is responsible for approving the rules and regulations concerning operation and use of the library and oversee any work to be done by other agencies.
The Commission has the authority to provide for supplemental library funding by assessing and collecting reasonable dues or charges from users of the library, except for judges and other public officials.