There is a lot of helpful information on New York State’s laws & regulations on the Internet. Use the links below. If you have more questions, contact the system director or the Division of Library Development.
Minimum Standards – http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/ministan.htm
Public Library Law in New York State, revised 2006- http://www.nyla.org/images/nyla/files/Public_Library_Law.pdf by Robert Allan Carter. This book is a compilation of statutes and regulations in New York State that pertain to public libraries.
Excerpts from New York State Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education pertaining to libraries, library systems, trustees, and librarians – with searchable index. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/excerpts/index.html
Confidentiality of Library Records- Civil Practice Laws section 4509 – Library records, including circulation information, reference questions, and database searches are confidential and cannot be released without a court order – http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/excerpts/cvp4509.htm