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Libraries overcome barriers to access to culture

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) Article 27a states that “everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”. This is a principle also held up by the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 18 July 2018

Libraries overcome barriers to access to culture

In the light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the European Parliament has passed a resolution on analysis on access to culture in the European Union. This briefing offers a number of key quotes and arguments from which libraries and library associations can use in their advocacy around the importance of libraries in overcoming barriers to access to culture. Read More

  • News
  • 10 July 2018
  • By: Tanja Clausen

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is about to go viral, but we need your help! Over the past few months, we have been developing a social media campaign to help launch the Declaration into the public awareness. We want to generate conversation about YOUR right to libraries and garner signatures in support of all types of libraries, all over the United States and beyond. Read More

  • News
  • 08 October 2013
  • By: Jeffrey Scherer