Advocacy and Public Policy

ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Activity Related to COVID-19

Funding, broadband equity, and fair use of copyrighted material is more important than ever as libraries continue to serve their communities amid rapidly changing circumstances.

As the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 come to light, many of America's 120,000 libraries are already on the front lines of serving individuals and communities, even if their doors are closed. Libraries continue to serve on the forefront of digital equity by supporting home broadband access, devices, and technical support. Likewise, libraries are poised to lead communities in their recovery in the coming months, and they are ideal locations for the distribution of community relief resources, materials, and information.

The American Library Association is working to support public policies critical to best serving all people in the following areas:

Here's a round-up of our recent activity:

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