Systematic Public Library of the Year 2016

Winner of the 2015 Award, Krista Public Library in Stockholm

Winner of the 2015 Award, Krista Public Library in Stockholm

The Danish Agency for Culture has announced the Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2016. The winner will be presented at the IFLA annual Congress in Columbus, US in August 2016.

The award for best public library in the world 2016 will again this year be given to a library that is either newly build or located in a building that has not previously been used as a library. The award is presented in collaboration with the firm Systematic and with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Public Libraries Section. The prize is $US 5,000.

Libraries nominated for the prize will be evaluated on how they incorporate digital development and local culture of the surrounding community in the library space. The architectural expression of the library must be open and functional, to the point where it is well balanced with the surroundings, as well as supporting creative and innovative experiences for the library users. The library must also have incorporated sustainability into the building.

The criteria can be viewed in further detail on the webpage of the Model Programme for Public Libraries, and this is also the place to apply. Closing date is June 1st 2016

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