Federal Legislation and Libraries

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the only federal legislation that funds libraries exclusively. On September 25, 2003 President George W. Bush signed H.R. 13, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 into law (Public Law 108-81). The legislation reauthorized the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) until 2009.

In 2010, President Barack Obama reauthorized MLSA, with legislation sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed. This authorization wasa effective through federal fiscal year 2016. In December 2017, Senator Reed introduced legislation to reauthorize the MLSA.

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