Sources for More Information

Readers are encouraged to review the following Web resources.

  • ALA CIPA Site
    Good site with the latest legal and regulatory information, etc.

  • Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) [excerpted version]
    The text (PDF) of the legislation, both CIPA and N-CIPA.

  • Supreme Court Decision, Jun 23, 2003 [pdf CIPA decision is on p. 194]
    For an HTML version go to

  • FCC CIPA Regulations These are the FCC's regulations (text format) released April 5, 2001. The regulations outline the specific actions that libraries must take to comply with CIPA and N-CIPA when using E-rate for internal connections or Internet access.

  • SLD CIPA Certifications
    CIPA requirements as they related to the E-Rate application process from the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company, which manages the federal E-Rate program.

  • C.I.P.A Resources
    An overview CIPA and E-Rate, including the E-Rate Central CIPA Primer.

  • IMLS' Policy Note about CIPA
    How CIPA relates to the federal Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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