Why Public Access Matters

Why does public access in libraries matter? Image of‚ÄčLibraries were early adopters of the internet, seeing its potential to connect people to ever more information.¬†

While numbers of people with home connections has increased, the value and importance of the possibility to connect in or via a library has remained.

For IFLA, public access in libraries is not only a stepping-stone to 'private' access, but also a complement, helping to address the range of challenges people face in becoming confident and effective internet users.

IFLA's new infographic sets out ten reasons why public access matters.

Download the infographic as a pdf.

Infographics, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Public Access

Last update: 11 November 2020