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
    • Municipal Libraries 43.52, 43.54, 43.58
    • Joint Libraries 43.53, 43.54 (1m), 43.58
    • County Libraries and Library Services 43.21, 43.57, 43.58
       
  9. Miscellaneous:
    • Public Library Records 43.30
    • Common School Fund 43.70
    • Library Extension and Interchange 43.60, 43.72


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.)

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