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Colorado Library Laws

The full text of Colorado Library Law is found in the Colorado Revised Statutes.

CRS 24-90-102. Legislative declaration. The general assembly hereby declares that it is the policy of this state, as a part of its provision for public education, to promote the establishment and development of all types of publicly-supported free library service throughout the state to ensure equal access to information without regard to age, physical or mental health, place of residence, or economic status, to aid in the establishment and improvement of library programs, to improve and update the skills of persons employed in libraries through continuing education activities, and to promote and coordinate the sharing of resources among libraries in Colorado and the dissemination of information regarding the availability of library services.

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The Colorado State Library provides several Quick Guides to the Colorado Library Law. These are excerpts in a two-column format: full text, plus a rough, non-legal summary of the statute. They are intended to assist in understanding the meaning of the law, but do not replace your local legal counsel. Please consult with your library's attorney for any necessary interpretations.

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