Public library of the year award

Call for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 is open!

The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries.

The award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture.

To qualify in 2020, the library must be built between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019 or located in a building not previously used as a library.

The award will be presented at the IFLA WLIC in Dublin 15 – 21 August 2020 and is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize. The Award is administered by IFLA’s Public LibrariesLibrary Buildings and Equipment and Metropolitan Libraries sections. Systematic is a proud sponsor of this award.

Read more about the award and previous winners on the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year page.

To apply for the 2020 award, check out the criteria and apply before 1 May! [Deadline extended]