3. Appointment to fill vacancy.
4. Library to be kept in place assigned.
5. Removal of books, maps, etc.
6. Stationery allowed members of as-
7. Binding of laws, Journals and docu-
ments of general assembly; dis-
tribution of copies.
8. Remaining copies.
9. Copies to libraries.
10. Distribution of Maryland reports to
11. Appropriation for purchase of books,
12. Library committee to be appointed
by court of appeals. Its power
13. May pass rules and regulations.
14. Vacancy in such committee; how
15. Indexer and cataloguer; his appoint-
ment, salary, duties.
16. Custodian of works of reference.
1904. art. 55, sec. 1. 1888, art. 55, sec. 1. 1860. art. 55, sec. 1.
1852, ch. 172, sec. 3-
1. The state librarian shall take and subscribe before the governor
the oath prescribed by the constitution.
Requisites of a valid return to an alternative writ of mandamus alleging
that the oath of office had been taken by the state librarian. Harwood
v. Marshall, 10 Md. 403.
As to the state librarian, see article 7, section 3, and article 15, section 9,
of the state constitution. See also. Silver v. Magruder, 32 Md. 395; Marshall
v. Harwood, 5 Md. 431.
Ibid. sec. 2. 1888, art. 55, sec. 2. 1860, art. 55, sec. 2. 1826, ch. 53, sec. 3.
2. He shall give bond to the State in such sum and with such
security as the committees of the senate and house of delegates on the
library approve, for the safe-keeping of the books, maps, documents and
furniture of the library and for the faithful discharge of his trust,
according to such regulations as shall from time to time be established
as herein directed; which bond shall be deposited in the executive
The bond must be approved by the separate committees of the senate and
house on the library, and not by a Joint committee; committees of a suc-
ceeding legislature may approve the bond of a librarian appointed by their
predecessors. Harwood v. Marshall, 9 Md. 103.
The bond can only be approved by the committees during the session of
the legislature, unless they are specially authorized to act after such session.
Marshall v. Harwood, 7 Md. 482.
Ibid. sec. 3. 1888, art. 55, sec. 3. 1860, art. 55, sec. 3. 1847. ch. 53, sec. 2.
3. In case of the death, disqualification, resignation or removal
from the State of the librarian during the recess of the general assem-