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State Library Law

Wisconsin Statutes

Chapter 43

Wisconsin Administrative Code

Chapter PI6 (PDF from WI Legislature)

More about Chapter 43

Chapter 43: Outline

Overview of Wisconsin Library Law: Chapter 43 (PDF)

Note - Maintenance of Effort (MoE)— was eliminated in the 2011-2013 Wisconsin State Budget

"Non-Local Borrowing” and Wisconsin State Law

•Parental Access to Library Records:  Frequently Asked Questions – Act 207, Parental Access to Library Records

Library Board Powers (PDF of an October 10, 2005 letter from the legal staff of the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction)

 

Additional Resources

Library Law, Standards, Policies and Planning (from Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction)

Considerations for individual libraries purchasing online resources (with access for their own patrons only)

Other state law topics

Sales Tax Issues for Wisconsin Public Libraries (from Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction)

Wisconsin Open Meetings Law:  Compliance Outline (PDF) (from WI Department of Justice)

Wisconsin Public Records Law: Compliance Outline (PDF) (from WI Department of Justice

•Concealed Carry Law:


For more information about library law, contact Mark Ibach.