Public Libraries Section

Division: Library Types

This Section provides an active international forum for the development and promotion of public libraries which serve the whole community in the context of the information society and ensure free and equal access to information at the local level. It also includes mobile libraries.

Are you considering nominating for the Public Libraries Standing Committee? You might find this introduction to the Section and the role of the Standing Committee helpful.

Public Libraries Section - 2015 & 2016 winners of the IFLA Professional Unit Communication Award


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Last update: 8 November 2016

Latest News

More than Green: Sustainability of practice - Public Libraries & the 2030 United Nations Agenda - Call for Papers

The Public Libraries Section in partnership with Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) invites you to submit a program proposal for its joint open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wroclaw, Poland from 19-25 August 2017.

25 January 2017

STEAM into Sydney - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for IFLA's Public Libraries Section Mid-Term meeting in Sydney are now being called for.

18 November 2016

What does being a member of the Public Libraries Standing Committee involve?

Nominations are now open for IFLA's Standing Committees 2017-2021. We've put together some useful information about the Public Libraries Section and the role of the Standing Committee.

8 November 2016