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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Última actualización: 27 Junio 2019

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And the Winner is Oodi!

Oodi Helsinki Central Library was named as the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year during a ceremony at the WLIC in Athens. The Award was presented by IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Systematic’s Martin Bröchner-Mortensen.

4 Octubre 2019

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are...

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library.

27 Mayo 2019

Record of a great mid-term in Tampere

Public Libraries Standing Committee and friends  in Tampere Exploring the Marrakesh Treaty and its implications for public libraries; visiting the spectacular Oodi Library in Helsinki; working on our major initiatives in snowy Tampere; and ice swimming with karaoke to follow. This is the stuff the Public Libraries Mid-Term in Finland was made of! The Minutes are now available to download.

14 Mayo 2019