Legislation


Czech Republic

Name File Size
Czech Republic Library Act (2001) (English)
162.8 KB

Denmark

Name File Size
2.1 MB
Present library law (2013) (Danish)
186.5 KB
186.5 KB

England and Wales

Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (with changes over time)


Estonia

Public Libraries Act, 1998


Finland

Name File Size
161.3 KB

Flanders

Name File Size
Flemish Library legislation
163 KB

Germany

Library legislations in five federal states (German)


Greece

In Greece, public libraries are divided into Public Libraries (under the Ministry of Education) and Municipal Libraries (under the Ministry of Internal Affairs).


Ireland

Public Libraries Act, 1947 (with acts referred to)


Netherlands

Name File Size
Public Library Provisions System Act (2013) Explanatory Memorandum (English)
355.5 KB
Public Library Provisions System Act (2013) (English)
164 KB
Public Library Facilities System Act. Explanatory Memorandum (2015) (eng)
387.4 KB
Public Library Facilities System Act (2015) (eng)
160.7 KB

Northern Ireland

Name File Size
Libraries Act (Northern Ireland) 2008
121.4 KB

Norway

Name File Size
Norway Public Libraries Act (1985) (English)
97.9 KB

Poland

Name File Size
122.2 KB

Portugal

Not applicable.


Slovenia

Name File Size
Slovenian Library Act ( 2001) (Slovenian)
253.3 KB
Slovenian Library Act ( 2001) (English)
587.5 KB

Sweden


Switzerland

There is no national library legislation.