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Wisconsin Library Law: Chapter 43
Outline


Chapter 43 covers laws relating to:

  1. Legal Basis/Rationale and Library Definitions
    43.001, 43.01

  2. Department of Public Instruction and State Superintendent
    43.03

  3. Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning
    43.05

  4. Council or Library and Network Development (COLAND)
    43.07

  5. Certification and Standards for Libraries and Librarians
    43.09

  6. Public Library Systems and State Aids
    43.13, 43.15, 43.16, 43.17, 43.18, 43.19, 43.21, 43.24

  7. County Planning and Funding
    43.11, 43.12, 43.64

  8. Types of Public Libraries, Powers and Duties
  9. Miscellaneous:


Other Miscellaneous Statutes Related to Libraries:

•Public Records
19.21-19.37
•Open Meetings of Governmental Bodies
19.82, 19.83
•Public notice
19.84
•Closed session
19.85
•Theft of Library Materials
943.61


(Adapted from material by Winding River Library System.)


For more information about public library law, contact Mark Ibach.