Rules for the provision and placement by public libraries of informational media that is prohibited from being distributed amongst children
When forming collections, libraries must comply with requirements for the classification and labeling of informational media by age category, take measures to provide informational media appropriately regarding the age of visitors, as well as placing children's literature collections apart from literature for adults.
Part 2 of Article 5 of the Federal Law of December 29, 2010 N 436-FZ "The Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development," lists the types of information prohibited for distribution amongst children. Such informational media, present in the collections of libraries, are provided only to persons who have reached the age of 18.
In accordance with the new rules, libraries must create conditions for visitors and (or) children under the age of 18, that ensure the inaccessibility of informational media containing the label "18+" or with a written warning, "prohibited for children.” Library employees must refuse to issue informational media containing information prohibited for distribution amongst children to any person under the age of 18 years and to offer instead informational media corresponding to their age.
Order of the Ministry of Culture of Russia dated 06.12.2019 N 1905:
"Approval of the rules for the provision and placement by public libraries of informational media located in their collections containing information prohibited for distribution amongst children in accordance with Part 2 of Article 5 of the Federal Law, ”Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development "
Registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia on July 27, 2020, N 59077.
The order was published in the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" dated July 28, 2020: