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Welcome to the ALA Library Resource Page

 

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The ALA Library receives inquiries from librarians across the country and around the world, as well as from the general public, on a wide variety of library topics. We have prepared these resource guides to provide answers to the most asked-about topics concerning libraries.

Click on an icon below to get more information on library-related topics, or see all resource topics listed alphabetically on this page


 
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Icons of speech bubbles and a book
Book stack graphic
Image of computer text reads Cataloging Tools
Copyright symbol text reads Copyright for Librarie
Image of book and letter A with text that reads Definition of Libraryb
Image of book and magnifying glass with text that reads Evaluating Information
Icon of two books with text that reads Filing Rules
Icon of piggy bank with coins with text that reads Financial Literacy in Public Libraries
Text: Gun Violence in Libraries
Icon of a clipboard with text that reads: Health Info in Libraries
Icons of a desktop computer, a tablet and a mobile phone, with text that reads: Implementing Library Technology
Icon of a book with arrows, with text that reads: Interlibrary Loans
Image of a barcode with text that reads ISBN and ISSN Systems
Icons of people and a building with text that reads: Joint-Use Librari
Icon of a building above a book with text that reads: Libraries Transform: Expert in school li
Icon of a library card with text that reads: Library Cards
Icon of a clipboard with text that reads: Library Disaster Preparedness
Icon of a building and a gear with text that reads: Library Equipment and Facilities Management
Icon of a piece of paper with text that reads: Library Policy Development
Icons of a box and a checklist with text that reads: Library Products Services and Consultants
ADA and Web Accessibility icons with text that reads: Library Service to Persons with Disabilities
Icon of a document with a seal with text that reads: Library Standards
Icon of a line chart with text that reads: Library Statistics and Figures
Icon of a megaphone with text that reads: Marketing to Libraries
Icon of a moving truck with text that reads: Moving a Library
Icon of a person holding an open book with text that reads: National Library Symbol
Icon of person in center with arrows pointing to other persons with text that reads: Outsourcing and Privatization
Icon of a hand underneath an open book with text that reads: Preservation
Icon of prison bars and an open book with text that reads: Prison Libraries
Icons of an ear, an eye and a website with text that reads: Recommended listening, viewing and  websites
Icons of a winner's medal and an open books with text that reads: Recommended Reading
Icons of prohibition sign and an open book with text that reads: Researching Banned or Challenged Books
Icon of the RFID symbol with text that reads: RFID and Libraries
Icon of security badge with text that reads: Safety and Security in Libraries
Icon of a library building with texts that reads: Setting up a Library
Icon of a sun over an open book with text that reads: Summer Reading Programs
Icons of earth and open hands with text that reads: Sustainability and Libraries