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Oregon Library Laws - Other Resources
Library Laws Table of Contents

Introduction Related Oregon Laws
Oregon Revised Statutes Other Resources
Oregon Administrative Rules      - Federal Laws
Attorney General Opinions      - Useful Websites
     - Publications

In addition to state and local laws, libraries are also affected by several high-profile federal laws such as the USA PATRIOT Act and CIPA. On this page, we have tried to compile resources to help you understand these laws and the other pressures facing libraries.
In addition to including links to text and discussions of major federal legislation, we have also included some websites that generally discuss library law or legal issues pertaining to libraries, such as copyright law. Finally, the Oregon State Library possesses some publications that may prove useful in understanding legal issues facing libraries. Please visit our online catalog if you would like to browse the State Library's other resources. 

Other Resources

Federal Laws
Most of these resources are from the American Library Association
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
CPPA, COPA, CIPA: Which is Which?
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
USA PATRIOT Act and Libraries
Useful Websites
ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom
ALA Washington Office
Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)
Copyright Basics from the U.S. Copyright Office (PDF)
Privacy, Security, and Civil Liberties from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse from the Oregon State Library


These items may be requested from the State Library:

Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians by Carrie Russell
Intellectual Freedom Manual by the American Library Association
Law and Libraries: The Public Library by Lee Ann Torrans
The Library's Legal Answer Book by Mary Minow
Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries by Herbert N. Foerstel