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Year of current version:2009
Date of entry into force of original text:January 22, 1988
Date of Text (Issued):January 21, 1988
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other
Notes:
New Law published on the Oficial Federal Journal on January 21, 1988 - last reform published DOF 23-06-2009

The General Law of Libraries aims to promote and regulate public libraries, which are intended to provide public access in a democratic manner to the services of consultation of books, digital and print, as well as other complementary cultural services, such as guidance and information that enables the population to acquire, transfer, enhance and preserve free-form knowledge in all branches of knowledge. The importance of libraries in the promotion and dissemination of IP is evident.
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley General de Bibliotecas Ley General de Bibliotecas, Complete document (pdf) [68 KB] Ley General de Bibliotecas, Complete document (htm) [48 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX061

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