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CHAPTER 176 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 138 OF THE PRIVATE LAWS OF 1874 AND 1875 The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That said chapter 138 of the Private Laws of 1874 and 1875 be and the same is hereby further amended by adding thereto the following additional sections, to be numbered sections 13, 14 and 15, as follows, to-wit: Src. 13 That the School Commissioners of the city of Charlotte shall establish and maintain a library which shall be free for the use of the teachers and students of the graded schools of said city and the public generally; and shall have power to acquire, by donation, purchase or otherwise, books, charts, maps, periodicals and other publications and property of every kind suitable for such library, and shall arrange for separate books and publications for the white and colored races, and provide separate rooms for the use of each of said races, said rooms to be located in such part or parts of said city as the said School Commissioners may designate. Src. 14 That said School Commissioners shall have power to prescribe such rules and regulations for the use of such library as it may deem proper, and to do all acts and things necessary for the successful maintenance and operation of said library. The expense of equipping and maintaining the same shall be paid out of the school revenues of said city of Charlotte, and the Treasurer of said Board of School Commissioners is hereby authorized and directed to pay the sum upon the order or warrant of the chairman of the said The School Commissioners of the city of Charlotte. The Board of Aldermen of the city of Charlotte, on behalf of said city and at its costs, shall provide suitable rooms for the use of said library.