School 7 delegates are welcomed home to the Netherlands

The IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award celebrates new public libraries built between 1 January – 31 December 2018.

The Award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture. To qualify, the library must be built between 1 January – 31 December 2018 or located in a building not previously used as a library.  Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria.

On their return to the Netherlands, last year's winners (School 7 Library, Den Helder) were met by a brass band! Imagine how delighted your community would be if you won and how they might react!

The presentation will take place at the IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece from 24-30 August 2019 and is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize.

The Award is administered by IFLA’s Public Libraries, Library Buildings and Equipment and Metropolitan Libraries sections. Systematic is a proud sponsor of this award.