Laws and Governance

Scales-of-justice1Laws and Governance

More content coming soon! Please contact Kristi Downham at if you have questions or concerns about budgets, finance, or any legal issue related to your library, such as:

  • Requests from Law Enforcement
  • Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
  • Patriot Act
  • Copyright Law
  • Open Meeting Laws
  • New York State Library Charter Compliance
Excerpts from New York State Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education pertaining to Libraries, Library Systems, Trustees and Librarians (or click here for pdf)
NYS Minimum Public Library Standards
Helpful Information for Meeting Minimum Public Library Standards
NYS Accounting and Reporting Manual

Consolidated Laws in New York State