TITLE 10

Courts and Judicial Procedure

Organization, Powers, Jurisdiction and Operation of Courts

CHAPTER 19. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COURTS AND JUDGES

Subchapter II. Law Libraries


The law library in each county maintained for the use of the judges of the courts shall be under the control and supervision respectively of the judges of the Court of Chancery and of the Superior Court residing in the county, who are empowered from time to time to purchase such law books as shall be necessary for the maintenance of the library. The judges residing in New Castle County are authorized to employ a librarian for the law library of New Castle County at such compensation as shall from time to time be fixed by the judges. The judges residing in Sussex County, if and when they shall determine that a librarian is required in the Sussex County library, are likewise authorized to employ one at such compensation as they may fix from time to time. The judges residing in Kent County, if and when they shall determine that a librarian is required in the Kent County library, are likewise authorized to employ one at such compensation as they may fix from time to time.

The payment of bills for the purchase and rebinding of law books, and other necessary expenses, including compensation of the librarian, shall, to the extent that other sources of income, if any, are insufficient, be made by the State Treasurer out of funds regularly appropriated for the operation of said law libraries.

26 Del. Laws, c. 266, §§ 1-4; 27 Del. Laws, c. 283; Code 1915, § 3802; 28 Del. Laws, c. 235; Code 1935, § 4314; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 1942; 50 Del. Laws, c. 72, § 2; 51 Del. Laws, c. 133, § 1.;

The law library in Kent County is designated as the official law library of the State. Any law books, statutes, legal periodicals, or other legal material suitable for a state law library received by the State on an exchange basis or on any other basis and not specifically acquired by or for some other subdivision of the State shall be deposited in the law library in Kent County.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1943; 51 Del. Laws, c. 133, § 2.;