Public libraries in Luxembourg:
- LOCAL LIBRARIES [marked black]: Differdange, Dudelange, Esch/Alzette, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, Schengen (Schwebsange)
- PUBLIC ASSOCIATION LIBRARIES [marked blue / Green = special language promotion association libraries & 2 Foreign state funded public libraries]: Luxembourg (5 „free libraries“), Eschdorf, Ettelbruck, Junglinster, Mersch, Vianden, Wasserbillig, Wiltz, Troisvierges
N.B. The last catholic public library (Luxembourg-Limpertsberg) closed in September 2020.
State of the 01.09.2020 / Map: Statec
The public library – definition, cited after the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 1994
The public library is the local centre of information, making all kinds of knowledge and information readily available to its users.
The services of the public library are provided on the basis of equality of access for all, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, language or social status. Specific services and materials must be provided for those users who cannot, for whatever reason, use the regular services and materials, for example linguistic minorities, people with disabilities or people in hospital or prison.
All age groups must find material relevant to their needs. Collections and services have to include all types of appropriate media and modern technologies as well as traditional materials. High quality and relevance to local needs and conditions are fundamental. Material must reflect current trends and the evolution of society, as well as the memory of human endeavour and imagination.
Collections and services should not be subject to any form of ideological, political or religious censorship, nor commercial pressures.