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Sustainability and Libraries: Green Libraries

Resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development, collections, exhibits, events, advocacy, communication, and library buildings and space design


For the purposes of this resource on "green" libraries, emphasis is on stewardship of resources and impact on the natural environment.

Libraries by their very nature are "green" in that their resources are shared by the larger community.  But libraries can extend the environmental benefit further through both sustainable practices, which reduce the environmental impact of day-to-day operations, and green buildings, which seek to minimize consumption of resources either in their building or their operation.

Websites for Green Libraries


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