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.

Public Libraries Section - 2015 & 2016 winners of the IFLA Professional Unit Communication Award,
Runner-Up 2018 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 

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Dernière mise à jour: 26 novembre 2018

Latest News

Record of a great mid-term in Tampere

Public Libraries Standing Committee and friends  in Tampere Exploring the Marrakesh Treaty and its implications for public libraries; visiting the spectacular Oodi Library in Helsinki; working on our major initiatives in snowy Tampere; and ice swimming with karaoke to follow. This is the stuff the Public Libraries Mid-Term in Finland was made of! The Minutes are now available to download.

14 Mai 2019

Inspiration in the Eternal City!

Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore 'The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!' Be inspired in this most beautiful of cities.

15 Avril 2019

Will you be on the winner's dais in Athens?

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? You still have time to enter the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award? Nominations close on 15 April 2019.

29 Mars 2019