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Number of sistership established: 2

Country: Slovenia

Description: Municipality authorities of Ljubljana merged in 2008 six Ljubljana libraries (5 public libraries and on special library) into a consolidated institution, Ljubljana City Library (LCL), the largest public library in Slovenia. It represents the cultural, informational, social and communicational meeting point of individuals, groups, local communities, cultural institutions and organizations. LCL performs its activities as a public service for the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) area with five central libraries and seventeen branches. It also represents a central library for seven municipalities outside MOL with thirteen branches. It is the regional library of the central Slovenia region with special tasks for eight public libraries of the neighbouring communities. It also provides some special services as: • Mobile library with 46 bus stops • Special library – Slovanska - Centre for local studies and specialized collections for Humanities, • develops reading culture for children and youth – The Centre for Youth Literature and Librarianship, • Lifelong learning in The Centre for Lifelong learning LCL • develops reading culture, information literacy and cultural activities. Some numbers (2010): LCL has a library stock of 1.600,000 units, 4. 700,000 loan of units 84.000 members 1.750,000 visits In 2010 visit of virtual library grew for 63 %. In 2010 we prepared and organized 2. 300 events and 900 different learning activities (courses or workshops).

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Culture promotion
  • Digitalization and Preservation
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Reading promotion
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
  • Unemployment
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Celebration of ephemeris
  • Exchange of resources
  • Professional visits
  • Promotion of local culture
  • Promotion of multiculturalism and multilingualism
  • Reading clubs
  • Staff training

Languages spoken by staff: English, German

Languages spoken by patrons: English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Poland

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: Yes

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: Yes