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Setting up a Library: International Library

This guide will provide an overview of resources common to all types of libraries, along with some references for some specific situations.

General International Library Resources

The American Library Association can provide guidance and information on your project in general terms, and in the American context. It is imperative to work with the governmental agencies and main library organizations of the designated country for any available assistance, both administrative and financial. The websites listed below can help you find the library-related resources of the designated country.

UNESCO Guide on How to Start and Run a Basic Library

Libraries For All, published jointly by UNESCO and the Peace Corps, provides practical advice on how to start basic library services.

Building International Libraries

International Library Activities at ALA