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Oregon Library Laws - Administrative Rules
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Description
 
The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are the rules by which state agencies and subunits operate.  They are the strategies that agencies use to carry out the goals established by the Oregon Revised Statutes.  Unlike the ORS, OAR are not officially adopted by the Legislative Assembly.
 
Libraries are primarily affected by OAR chapter 543, the operating rules of the Oregon State Library.  This chapter includes details on Ready to Read grants,  the statewide database licensing program, and others.  School libraries may also be interested by the definitions and standards set out for educational media programs in chapter 581 and 584.
 
NOTE:  We have included below excerpts from the rules that affect libraries.  In compiling these texts, we tried to include only those sections directly relevant to libraries.  Please note that, in many cases, we have not included the full text of the administrative rules.  If you are interested in reading the entire text of the Oregon Administrative Rules, please visit them online.
 

Oregon Administrative Rules

Oregon State Library (OAR Chapter 543)
Administration, Rules, and ProceduresOAR 543.010
FeesOAR 543.020
Ready to Read GrantsOAR 543.040
Statewide Database LicensingOAR 543.060
State Documents Depository ProgramOAR 543.070
  
Library Records
General Description and DefinitionsOAR 166.005
County and District LibrariesOAR 166.150.0140
City LibrariesOAR 166.200.0065
School LibrariesOAR 166.400.0035
Community College LibrariesOAR 166.450.0080
University LibrariesOAR 166.475.0085
  
Educational Media and Media Specialists 
Oregon Standard Education DefinitionsOAR 581.021.0200
K-12 Curriculum and Media StandardsOAR 581.022
Teaching License TypesOAR 584.036.0015
Teaching License RequirementsOAR 584.038.0080
  
Public Records
Navigability StudiesOAR 141.121.0030
Columbia River Gorge Commission NoticesOAR 350.020.0009
Hazardous Substance ReportsOAR 837.085.0390
  
Connectivity 
Tax Breaks for Library TelecommunicationsOAR 123.106
Telecommunications and Online AccessOAR 125.400
State of Oregon Enterprise NetworkOAR 125.500