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.

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Last update: 2 September 2016

Latest News

Public Libraries Making a Difference

Make sure you have your walking shoes on Monday 15 August so you can pop along to the Public Libraries Session at the newly renovated Columbus Main Library.' A sanctuary in times of need—the Public Library response to the requirements of refugees and other communities' will inspire and demonstrate the role of libraries in making a difference to people's lives.

8 July 2016

21st Century Literacies in Public Libraries

What is your concept of literacy and how does the public library fit into this picture? Join us in Philadelphia this August to explore this topic.

4 July 2016

Public Library of the Year 2016 Nominees Announced

Four libraries from Australia, the US, and Denmark, respectively, have been nominated for the Systematic Public Library of the Year which is awarded to the world’s best new public library.

30 June 2016