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 


Public Libraries, Sections

Letzte Aktualisierung: 26 November 2018

Latest News

Make your Vote Count!

Are you eligible to vote for the Public Libraries Standing Committee? Make an informed choice, read our candidate profiles on our blog.

22 Februar 2019

Nominations for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2019 are open!

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria – and don’t hesitate, nominations close on April 15th 2019.

8 Februar 2019

Help us demonstrate how the Public Library Manifesto makes a difference

IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto On 29 November 2018 we will mark 24 years since the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was ratified in 1994. As we move towards celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2019, public libraries and public librarians everywhere are being asked to reflect on how the Manifesto relates to their library and to share this on social media. In particular we would like to have a concentrated social media campaign on Thursday 29 November 2018 which marks the beginning of the lead up to the 25th Anniversary.

26 November 2018