Research and advocacy for the future of libraries.

Librarians have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance digital rights in their communities. Help us prepare them and their community collaborators with essential research, policy, and education. A project of The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law.
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Why Now?

Library staff are experts at providing free access to critical information and resources for their community members. Recognizing this, we believe librarians, community leaders, and policymakers can and should be knowledgeable about:

1. Effects of current policy on libraries’ digital rights,
2. Opportunities and threats digital access holds for libraries, and
3. Advocating for current and future digital rights policy that better serves their communities.

Through research, policy initiatives, and education, Library Futures empowers these key audiences to protect and advance a fair digital future for libraries and their communities.

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