(1) Any Montana library to be designated as a full
depository shall agree to the following conditions with the understanding that
failure to comply with any one condition is sufficient ground for cancellation
of the contract between the state and the library.
(a) Provide space to house the publications
with adequate provision for expansion.
(i) State publications need not be
maintained in a separate collection unless the receiving library prefers to do
(ii) Housing in a vertical file rather than
on shelves is acceptable for appropriate pamphlet-type materials.
(b) Provide an orderly, systematic recording
or receipt of the documents.
(c) Process and shelve all state
publications within 30 days after receipt of the material.
(d) Provide a professionally trained
librarian to render satisfactory service without charge to qualified patrons in
the use of such publications.
(i) This librarian need not spend full time
on state publications.
(e) Dispose of publications only with the
permission of the state librarian.
(f) Accept and maintain all publications
specified as "basic items".
(2) Library rules must assure that the
documents are available for public use and circulation, unless for some unusual
reason it becomes necessary to restrict use.