Metropolitan Libraries Section

Division: Library Types

The Section on Metropolitan Libraries is a platform for public libraries of cities with 400,000 or more inhabitants.

The Section was formerly the International Association of Metropolitan City Libraries (INTAMEL).

Artist Impressions of the new Central Library in Utrecht (Netherlands)

Artist Impression:
The new soon-to-view Central Library in Utrecht (Netherlands)
[Image Source: Archello]

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 19 Januar 2020

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<CANCELLED> [Postponed to October 2020] IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Conference 2020 (MetLib 2020): Registration and Call for Papers

[Image: De Bibliotheek Neude] [Update as at 25 August 2020] Dear Colleagues and Friends, it is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's MetLib 2020 Conference in Utrecht. We hope for better times and certainly look forward to resuming this annual joyful event next year in 2021. Take care, stay safe and keep well! >>>>>>>>>> [Update as at 23 March 2020] In view of the COVID-19 situation, the MetLib 2020 Conference will be postponed to 4th - 8th October 2020. Do continue to check this space for the latest updates. Meanwhile, take care and stay healthy! ===== The annual signature event by the IFLA-Metropolitan Libraries Section will be happening in the beautiful city of Utrecht this year, with the theme "Staffing the Public Library in 2030"! Registration is now open, so go ahead and lock in your participation soon to enjoy the special fee for early birds. At the same time, the call for Papers, Presentations and Pecha Kucha talks is also active and we certainly look forward to receiving your submissions*. [Closing Date: 1 March 2020 - extended]

10 Februar 2020

IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2019. The winner is...

On May 10, the participants of the Conference watched a selection of videos submitted to the contest A Corto di Libri and voted for the following one as winner of the 2019 IFLA Metropolitan Short Film Award

28 Juni 2019