Chapter 02 - Samoan Library

Chapter 02 - Samoan Library

17.0201 Powers and duties of Department of Education.

(a) With the exception of the Feleti Barstow Public Library, the Department of Education of the government shall be responsible for developing and maintaining free library services for all people residing in American Samoa. These services shall include an extension service to all villages either by bookmobile or village library stations.

(b) The Department of Education is authorized and empowered to request, accept, receive and administer for the government, any funds, books and other library materials appropriated or donated by any donor, including the government of the United States or any of its departments, boards or bureaus; which are needed to develop and improve public and school libraries with the exception of funds, grants, books and other materials designated for the Feleti Barstow Public Library.

17.0202 Powers and duties of Treasurer of American Samoa.

The Treasurer of the government shall receive and keep all funds appropriated by the government of the United States under any law providing funds for public and school libraries. He is authorized to make whatever provisions are necessary for keeping the funds, as well as their disbursement.

17.0203 Feleti Barstow Public Library.

The library building located at the village of Utulei shall serve as the central library for the Territory of American Samoa and shall be known as the Feleti Barstow Public Library.