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

Letzte Aktualisierung: 27 Juni 2019

Latest News

Public Library of the Year Award 2020 cancelled - but some good news too!

Criteria extended - public libraries built in 2019 can apply for the award in 2021

20 April 2020

IFLA "Reading Journeys" Satellite Meeting CANCELLED

On behalf of the IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units, it is with disappointed hearts (and logical heads) that we announce the IFLA Reading Journeys event in Oxford, UK in August 2020 will not proceed.

16 März 2020

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Public Libraries

IFLA Public Libraries Section invite you to submit a proposal for a 7-minute lightning talk at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August. Theme: Public Libraries as a Reflection of their Communities

18 Februar 2020