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National strategy for libraries 2020-2023 - A space for democracy and self-cultivation

Libraries are houses of democracy: from the National Library of Norway to public libraries, school libraries, special libraries and research libraries. Together, they constitute an important part of the democratic infrastructure and are one of the cornerstones of democracy. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research are therefore joining forces to present the new national strategy for libraries.

Applying this strategy will enable the government to develop the libraries as visible institutions in municipalities, schools and learning institutions. The goal is for libraries to introduce new users to literature and reading, facilitate knowledge dissemination and expand digital collections. The government will implement strategic measures that support libraries and librarians in attracting more users, including those who do not visit libraries.

National strategy for libraries 2020-2023 - A space for democracy and self-cultivation (.pdf)