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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Library Safety and Security: A Holistic Approach

Publish Date: Webinar / 18 May 2023

This session presents a holistic approach for creating safe environments, through strong community relationships, inclusive policies, and empowered staff.

Resources on Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom

Publish Date: News / 24 May 2022

Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being pro...