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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Public Libraries, Sections

Last update: 20 November 2018

Latest News

Make a coffee, sit back and read the PLS Minutes from Kuala Lumpur!

The Public Libraries Standing Committee came together for two stimulating meetings in Kuala Lumpur where we discussed our current initiatives and explored the major issues currently facing the public library sector. The Minutes of our meetings including the links to the presentations are now available.

17 September 2018

Dutch library named the world’s best new public library in 2018

Winners and nominees Congratulations to School 7 (KopGroep Libraries) in the Dutch city of Den Helder, winner of 2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award

5 September 2018

Public Library Agenda for Kuala Lumpur is now Available

Are you attending one of the Public Libraries Standing Committee meetings in Kuala Lumpur? Download the agenda so that you can be fully engaged.

13 August 2018