The expense of estab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing such library shall be borne by Union Coun­ty; to defray such expense, the Clerk of the Cir­cuit Court of the First Judi­cial Cir­cuit for Union Coun­ty shall charge and col­lect a coun­ty law library fee of Ten Dol­lars ($10.00), such fee to be paid at the time of fil­ing the first plead­ing, paper or oth­er appear­ance filed by each par­ty in all civ­il cas­es, but no addi­tion­al fee shall be required if more than one par­ty is rep­re­sent­ed in a sin­gle plead­ing, paper or oth­er appearance.