The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto has been an important achievement since it was first ratified in 1994.

The 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 spiritual welfare through the minds of men and women. It identifies the public library as being central to freedom and equity of access to knowledge and information for all people.

Over the coming months, the IFLA Public Libraries Section will review the Manifesto, to identify areas that can be updated to ensure the document reflects the missions of public libraries today. 

But we can’t do it without you! 

Take the Public Library Manifesto Survey

This survey invites you to share your views about its relevance and impact, and suggest what changes you think may be necessary. 

Check the top right of your screen for your choice of 14 languages. 

Available for Download 

Can’t access the link? Download the survey here and return it to: [email protected] to make sure your voice is heard. 

Deadline: 31 May 2020

Read more about the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto here