Resource Guides

The ALA Library receives inquiries from librarians across the country and around the world, as well as from the general public, on a wide variety of library topics. We have prepared these resource guides on the most asked-about topics, as noted in the list to the left.

If you don't see your topic, or if you need more information than is provided , feel free to contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; e-mail:; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300; Chicago, IL 60601.

Resources for Frequently Asked Questions About Libraries