ALA Policy Manual
The ALA Policy Manual includes brief statements of policies adopted by the ALA Council. The full text of pertinent position statements, policies, and procedures is retained in the " Policy Reference File" (formerly known as “Current Reference File”) at ALA Headquarters. Outdated policies will be retained in an historical file at the ALA Headquarters. Both of these files will be available at the ALA Headquarters, online and at the Midwinter and Annual meetings.
Where ALA has made a position statement applicable to the operation of libraries, ALA accepts that statement for its own relevant operations.
Printable version of the ALA Policy Manual
- Section One: Organization and Operational Policies (pdf - 50 pages, 271k)
- Section Two: Positions and Public Policy Statements (pdf - 50 pages, 239k)
- Policy Manual Index (pdf - 21 pages, 144k)