7th IFLA Green Library Award

The short list finalists for the 7th IFLA Green Library Award have been selected

IFLA Green Library Award was a success also this year. To our great delight ENSULIB received 31 submissions from around the world, including Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, USA. All applications were checked to determine if they were properly prepared and follow the guidelines for submissions. These applications were selected for the longlist. Thereafter, the submissions were evaluated by the independent international ENSULIB Award Reviewing Committee, following the IFLA Green Library Award Criteria.

In accordance with the Reviewing Committee’s evaluations and comments, the IFLA Green Library Award 2022 short list finalists in two categories are (in alphabetic order):

Shortlist “Green Library”

Country City Library/Institution Submission Title
Bulgaria Burgas Regional Library “P. K. Yavorov” Communal BiblioBurgas
Colombia Cali La Leonera Cultural Center Public Library La Leonera Cultural Center Public Library 2022
Singapore Singapore National Library Board Revamp of Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Spain Barcelona Collserola – Josep Miracle Library Biblionatura Collserola Library –  A Green Proposal in the City of Barcelona
USA Boston, MA, Valente Branch Library Cambridge Public Library – Valente Branch


Shortlist “Green Library Project”

Country City Library/Institution Submission Title
Belgium Jette BiblioJette and BibJette –


Adopt a Plant at Your Public Library: The Plantotek Project
Colombia Cali Comuna 1 Cultural Center Public Library Library Project “The Neighborhood Path”
France Paris Médiathèque de la Canopée-la fontaine La Médiathèque de la Canopée : A Pilot Library for Sustainable Development for the Parisian Network
France TOURC’H Médiathèque Mouezh ar gallon A Shared Garden Library to Develop Biodiversity
Norway Lier Lier bibliotek The Fish That Take Root

ENSULIB congratulates all the short list finalists. We also wish that these great submissions will inspire libraries all round the world and show the way how to make their libraries more sustainable. The short list finalists will be presented on ENSULIB’s web page as well as in social media.

The two winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2022 will be announced during ENSULIB’s Satellite Meeting in Cork, Ireland 22/23 July 2022. In the same occasion, a Special Recognition will be given to a submission which impressed the Reviewing Committee for having great impact with modest financial input.

The IFLA Green Library Award is given annually, and it is sponsored by De Gruyter Publishing (Boston/Berlin).

ENSULIB’s Satellite Meeting will be arranged in co-operation with Management and Marketing and Conservation and Preservation Sections and it will be hosted by Cork University College Library.

ENSULIB, May 2022