Freedom of Information Act

Links to Information on the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom, and Additional Information on the Freedom of Information Act

Intellectual Freedom Basics | | | Freedom of Information Act | U.S. Department of Justice, Freedom of Information Act | U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Information and Privacy | Internet Public Hearing | Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Act Web Site | Using the Freedom of Information Act (ACLU) | Environmental Protection Agency FOIA Home Page | Privacy and Confidentiality | Intellectual Freedom Issues | Other Organizations Opposing Censorship |

How to Make a FOIA Request. Includes The National Security Archive User's Guide to the FOIATips and Tricks to Using the FOIASample Freedom of Information Act LetterSample Freedom of Information Act Appeal Letter; and Principal Agency FOIA Contacts. See also The Erosion of Privacy.

On Responding to FOIA Requests

Open Records Requests Seeking Information Concerning Complaints About Patrons Accessing “Inappropriate” Material on Public Library Internet Terminals 

|Responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

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