The IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto proclaims UNESCO’s belief in the public library as a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and welfare through the minds of all people.

This Manifesto was first created in 1949 and has been updated over the decades as the role of libraries in society evolves. The previous edition was in use as a cornerstone of IFLA’s library advocacy since 1994.

In July 2022, IFLA and UNESCO announced the launch of a newly updated IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto. This update is intended to ensure that the Manifesto continues to reflect the realities and mission of public libraries today.

The most recent update was made possible by IFLA’s Public Library Section, with support from the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP). A global surveying process was carried out to inform the update with input from library professionals around the world.

The Manifesto

The IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 2022

The 2022 IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto offers an update on this important tool for library advocacy. Last updated in 1994, the new edition considers changes in technology and society in order to ensure that the Manifesto continues to reflect the realities and mission of public libraries today...

Translations

Manifeste IFLA-UNESCO sur les bibliothèques publiques 2022

Le Manifeste IFLA-UNESCO pour les bibliothèques publiques 2022 propose une mise à jour sur cet outil important pour la défense des bibliothèques. Dernière mise à jour en 1994, la nouvelle édition tient compte des changements technologiques et sociétaux afin de s'assurer que le Manifeste cont...

2022 بيان الإفلا واليونسكو بشأن المكتبات العامة

يعرض بيان المكتبات العامة لليونسكو والإفلا 2022 آخر المستجدات بشأن هذه الأداة المهمة للدفاع عن المكتبات. ,r] صدر آخر تحديث للبيان في عام 1994. ويأخذ التحديث الجديد في الح...

国际图联-联合国教科文组织公共图书馆宣言2022

《国际图联—联合国教科文组织公共图书馆宣言(2022)》提供了有关图书馆宣传这一重要工具的最新信息。该宣言上一次更新于 1994 年,新版本考虑了技术和社会的变化,以确保宣言继续反映当今公共图书馆的现实和使命。

Manifesto IFLA‐UNESCO delle biblioteche pubbliche 2022

This is the 2022 revision of the UNESCO-IFLA Public Library Manifesto, first approved in 1949 and subsequently updated in 1994.

Manifest IFLA a UNESCO o veřejných knihovnách 2022

Manifest IFLA a UNESCO o veřejných knihovnách 2022 je aktualizací tohoto významného nástroje pro prosazování zájmů knihoven. Předchozí aktualizace proběhla v roce 1994; nové vydání manifestu bere v potaz technologické a společenské změny a jeho cílem je zajistit, aby manifest o...

IFLA/UNESCOs folkebibliotekmanifest 2022

IFLA-UNESCOs Folkebibliotekmanifest 2022 er en oppdatert versjon og et viktig verktøy for beslutningspåvirkning og støtte til bibliotek. Manifestet ble sist oppdatert i 1994, og denne siste versjonen tar med endringer i teknologi og samfunn for å sikre at manifestet fortsatt speiler virkelighete...

IFLA-UNESCO Halk Kütüphanesi Bildirgesi 2022

The 2022 IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto offers an update on this important tool for library advocacy. Last updated in 1994, the new edition considers changes in technology and society in order to ensure that the Manifesto continues to reflect the realities and mission of public libraries today...

Additional translations into official IFLA languages are currently underway.

If you would like to translate the Public Library Manifesto into another language, please contact communications@ifla.org and we will provide you with a template and instructions.

The New Manifesto at a Glance

The 2022 IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto at a Glance

This summary offers an overview of new and expanded concepts in the 2022 IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto at a glance.