Public Library Standards

The Minimum Standards and Regulations for Rhode Island Public Libraries were approved by the Library Board of Rhode Island on June 17, 2013. In order to qualify for state aid to libraries and participate in the Library of Rhode Island (LORI), public libraries must comply with these standards. Download a print copy of the Minimum Standards.


Waivers and Forms


  • ALA Statements
    The Minimum Standards require that RI public libraries operate in accordance with relevant American Library Association (ALA) ethical and philosophical statements.
  • Rhode Island Library Laws