Library Law and Policies

Resources for library administrators and trustees regarding legal issues and library policies.

Administrative Ready Reference
"The 3rd edition has been completely updated with new resources, policies and additional content. Ensuring access to the most current information, updates to the Administrative Ready Reference will be made, as needed, to reflect new public library policies and law changes." (2015)

Illinois Library Statutes and Administrative Rules
Major laws and administrative rules relevant to libraries in Illinois.

Library Days & Dates
"Library Days and Dates to Remember" includes deadlines for library board actions regarding taxation, elections, meetings, ordinances, etc.

Library District Alcohol Policy

The Illinois Liquor Control Act allows public library districts to approve the delivery and sale of alcohol in library-owned buildings during fundraising events or programs of a cultural or educational nature, in accordance with a policy approved by the library board.
Memorandum on Library District Alcohol Policy from Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink
Sample Library District Alcohol Policy

Required Workplace Posters
Information that employers are required to display under Illinois or federal law.

Travel Expense Policy

The Illinois Local Government Travel Expense Control Act requires local government agencies to regulate the reimbursement of all travel, meal, and lodging expenses of officers and employees.
Sample Travel Reimbursement Policy and Resolution Template for Public Libraries