A Different Question of Open Access: Is There a Public Access Right to Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada?
Law Library Journal, Vol. 103:3, 2011-24
17 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2015
Date Written: 2011
Providing public access to libraries is a public service, but is it a right? This paper explores participation in depository programs, public university status, and public funding as possible bases for this right. It examines relevant cases and finds that courts respect the right of academic libraries to determine their own policies.
Keywords: Academic libraries, public access, depository programs, right of public access, law libraries, government information
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