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Standards & Laws

Laws and rules applying to all types of libraries.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)

Government Code, Chapter 441, for Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Chapter 441 includes the following key sections:

Texas Administrative Code (TAC) for Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 13 TAC 1

Library rules are found throughout the administrative code for TSLAC. They include:

 

Federal Regulations

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives Grants to States funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

 

Laws for Texas Libraries

Library Laws of Texas offers an online compilation of Texas statutes relating to libraries and librarians. The annotated references provide links to the full statutes maintained at the Texas Legislative Council website Texas Legislature Online,which is current through the 3rd called session of the 83rd Legislature, August 2013, and to rules contained in the Texas Secretary of State website for the Texas Administrative Code.

 

 

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