Libraries may take a variety of forms and some of them may be established as charities.
The Charities Act says that a 'charity' is an institution which
1. is established for charitable purposes only and
2. is subject to the control of the High Court's charity law jurisdiction
To be a 'charitable purpose' (as defined in the Charities Act) it must:
• fall within the descriptions of purposes in the Charities Act and
• be for the public benefit – the 'public benefit requirement'
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