NLS Operations Alert


No. 12-59



DATE          :  August 24, 2012

TO                :  Network Libraries

FROM         :  Carolyn Sung, Chief, Network Division

SUBJECT   :  Proposed language changes to NLS eligibility


Changes to the NLS eligibility statement were mentioned in the conference call with the network last month. This is an update on the congressional proposal.


The language amending the NLS statute is in H.R. 5882, the fiscal year 2013 legislative appropriations bill that funds the Library of Congress, as reported by the U.S. Senate. A PDF of pages 63 and 64 of the bill, which contain the proposed wording, is attached. The complete text of H.R. 5882 is available at


Also attached is the language of Section 3, Definition of a Disability, from the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as Amended, which the bill references. The complete text of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available at




For more information contact:

            Carolyn Sung

            Chief, Network Division

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