Library Districts differ from other public libraries in Texas. They are considered political subdivisions of Texas. Or special purpose districts.

Library districts have a five-member unpaid elected Board of Trustees who serve two-year staggered terms. Elections are called once a year.  Most library districts have paid staff to run their libraries.

Library districts are subject to the Open Meetings Act, the Public Information Act, and the Public Funds Investment Act, In addition to other laws pertaining to ethics, elections, purchasing, and employment.


Local Government Code 326

Creating a library district in Texas

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