Legal Responsibilities & Ethics


Core to the library mission, legal responsibilities and ethics encompass many of the core rights of the individuals who use our libraries. Ensuring intellectual freedom, copyright and intellectual property rights, privacy and access to Americans with disabilities, are all important to our work. Find resources covering all aspects of library ethics and legal responsibilities.

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Tackling Patrons' Legal Questions

 Document / Last Modified: 18 July 2019

Dealing with library patrons' legal questions can be challenging. Here are some tips and resources for helping you, and your patrons.

Social Library, Law Edition

 News / Last Modified: 18 July 2019

With seven examples of libraries providing their communities with access to legal information and services, we've made this the 'Law Edition' in our Social Library series. Libraries are collaborating with partners for programs, workshops, clinics, an...

Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs

 News / Last Modified: 18 July 2019

The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to the public. But Aaron Mason, the library's Assistant Director, Out...