Office for Information Technology Policy

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1615 New Hampshire Ave NW
First Floor
Washington, DC  20009-2520

Phone: 202-628-8410
Fax: 202-628-8419


The Office for Information Technology Policy advances ALA’s public policy activities by helping secure information technology policies that support and encourage efforts of libraries to ensure access to electronic information resources as a means of upholding the public’s right to a free and open information society. It works to ensure a library voice in information policy debates and to promote full and equitable intellectual participation by the public.


E-rate & Broadband

Net Neutrality


Coding and Computational Thinking

Policy Revolution!

3D Printing

  • OITP releases report offering practical advice about adopting 3D printers in libraries.
  • ALA, Benetech hold program at SXSWedu on 3D printing and educational equity.
  • OITP comments on Copyright Office’s Section 1201 3D printing rules.
  • OITP releases report urging policymakers to include libraries in 3D printing initiatives and policy discussions.


oitp publicationsOITP produces and disseminates publications to inform and engage national policy makers, the library community, and other relevant communities. These publications address the range of OITP issues that includes copyright, public and open access to information, library connectivity, telecommunications policy, privacy, and the future of libraries.



Generic clipart peopleOITP depends on a variety of consultants and committees as well as the staff to accomplish OITP Mission and goals.  OITP people index




Data mirrorballOITP’s work focuses on three areas: public access to information, network and connectivity issues, and the role of America's libraries in the 21st century. In addition to  these three areas of expertise, OITP maintains a Fellows Program  in order to hear from experts in related fields and stay abreast of cutting edge issues facing libraries today.



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