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Setting up a Library: Public Library

This guide will provide an overview of resources common to all types of libraries, along with some references for some specific situations.

Setting Up a Public Library

Within the United States, the American Library Association can provide guidance and information on your project. However, because state library laws vary, checking with your state library should be an early step, in order to get an idea of what it takes to establish a library, and what kind of assistance, including financial, is available for your library.

Public Library Statistics

Books on Setting Up a Public Library