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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.

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Last update: 19 April 2018

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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

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

And the nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year are... The jury has now agreed on the five nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year award. All five will now proceed for selection as the the world’s best new public library.world’s best new public library.

28 June 2018

Minutes from mid-term meeting in Den Haag now available

The Public Libraries Standing Committee held a highly successful two day mid-term meeting in Den Haag during March. There was a focus on future projects and plans including the schedule for the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur.

17 April 2018