Law No. 12244, Of 24 May 2010

Original Language Title: Lei nº 12.244, de 24 de Maio de 2010

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LEI No. 12,244 OF May 24, 2010.

Disposes about the universalization of the libraries in the educational institutions of the Country.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC I do know that the National Congress decrees and I sanction the following Law:

Art. 1º The public and private education institutions of all Country education systems will count on libraries, pursuant to this Act.

Art. 2º For the purposes of this Act, you consider yourself to choose the collection of books, videographic materials and documents recorded in any support intended for consultation, research, study, or reading.

Single Paragraph. A book acquis will be compulsory in the library of at least one title for each student enrolled, it is up to the respective education system to determine the magnification of this acquis as per its reality, as well as to disseminate watchkeeping guidelines, preservation, organisation and functioning of school libraries

Art. 3º Country education systems should develop progressive efforts so that the universalization of school libraries, under the terms provided for in this Act, will be effective within a maximum of ten years, respected the profession of Librarian, disciplined by the Laws in the 4,084, June 30, 1962, and 9,674, June 25 of 1998.

Art. 4º This Act shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Brasilia, May 24, 2010 ; 189º of the Independence and 122º of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Fernando Haddad

Carlos Lupi