§ 143.5. Conditions for designation.
In addition to the provisions of § 143.3 (relating to eligibility for depository collection status), the libraries to be designated as depository collections shall agree to the following conditions:
(1) The publications received under the depository law must be given the same treatment or cataloging as other similar material purchased or given for the regular library collection.
(2) The depository collection library shall agree to provide free public reference and information service from the Commonwealth publications received as a depository. It shall also agree to house adequately and safely the publications until such time as disposal or return of items is authorized.
(3) The publications received must be made available for the use of any citizen of the Commonwealth whether or not that individual is a resident of the municipality in which that library is located, a registered user of the library, or an enrolled student in the institution.
(4) The publications received must be kept in the depository librarys collection for at least 5 years except those items for which the State Librarian may authorize a shorter retention period. All publications due for disposal shall first be offered to the State Library for return before disposal is carried out.
This section cited in 22 Pa. Code § 143.6 (relating to application for depository collection status).
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