Legal Guidelines

ALA operates within a framework of national and state laws and regulations. The Legal Guidelines documents have been prepared in response to questions raised by ALA members and staff in the course of their work for the Association.

A factsheet describing how ALA's nonprofit status affects lobbying activities

Lobbying and ALA

Guidelines governing ALA and political elections

Election Year Dos and Donts

Description of ALA's tax designation

Tax Status

Frequently asked questions regarding ALA's legal framework

ALA Legal Framework