Legal & Library Law

Navigating the laws related to libraries in Iowa can be challenging. Ensuring that a library is following federal, state, and local laws is essential to promoting a safe and equitable environment for library staff and users.

The State Library employs a Law Librarian to provide legal reference services and answer questions related to laws and how they affect and apply to libraries. Note that the Law Librarian can only provide insight into what the current laws state and cannot provide legal advice related to a library's specific situation. Libraries should contact their city or county attorneys for legal advice.

Contact the Law Librarian

Law Librarian Mandy Easter is available by phone or email during business hours. Librarians can also browse the database of Library Law FAQs at the right to see if a question has already been answered.