Chapter 20: Libraries

As a free resource open to everyone, public libraries not only provide access to the traditional resources such as books and magazines, but many libraries also provide access to public meeting rooms and electronic resources such as e-books, computer stations, and free wi-fi.  Some libraries even offer a coffee shop or loans of craft-making equipment. 

This chapter is intended to discuss the laws and legal issues facing libraries.  

Topics Include:

  • Oregon Law Governing Libaries 
  • The First Amendment Rights of Library Patrons
  • Patron Behavior Policies
  • First Amendment Audits
  • Censorship of Library Materials
  • Copyright Law
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