California Library Laws 2021

California Library Laws 2021 is a selective guide to state laws and related materials that most directly affect the everyday operations of public libraries and organizations that work with public libraries. It is intended as a convenient reference, not as a comprehensive guide or as a replacement for the annotated codes or for legal advice.

The guide includes the following information: statutes relating to statewide library programs, local library programs, miscellaneous methods of organizing and providing services, tax provisions and miscellaneous provisions. The appendix includes a list of California court decisions/Attorney General Opinions relating to libraries.

Selections from the California Codes and Regulations relating to public libraries, the State Library, and other library-related matters, in effect January 1, 2021.

California Library Laws 2021 (PDF) in effect January 1, 2021