1001 Libraries to see before you die!


Planning a trip, want to visit some libraries but not sure where you should go? Wonder no more! Your colleagues from the IFLA Public Libraries Section are busily compiling the ultimate guide for Librarians 1001 libraries to see before you die.  Our online initiative aims to bring together best practice examples of public library buildings and spaces from around the world. It will also include links to relevant websites and other resources.

How can you help?

We’re asking our friends from around the world to nominate ‘must see’ libraries in their respective countries.  You can nominate a library for a number of reasons – the library building, the location, the innovative programs or the community engagement.

What do I have to do?

Complete the nomination form and email it to the IFLA Public Libraries Section together with a maximum of three images of the Library you’re nominating (contact details are at the end of the form).

What’s the deadline?

The project was launched in Lyon at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress on 17 August 2014 but this was only the beginning.  While we don’t anticipate there will be 1001 libraries for your travel list straight away with a little help from our friends we hope to soon be there. We’re also looking for best practice examples of Library Building websites and guidelines to link to from our site.

Where do I send it?

This completed form should be sent to the IFLA Public Libraries Section Information Coordinator Jan Richards at ifla@orange.nsw.gov.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Marian Morgan-Bindon
IFLA Public Libraries Section Chairperson

Public Libraries, Library buildings and equipment

Last update: 27 July 2015