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Stichting IFLA Global Libraries

Stichting IFLA Global Libraries (SIGL) is an independent public benefit foundation established in 2016. The objective of the foundation, which is exclusively charitable and educational, is to empower libraries to improve people's lives and support growth of sustainable societies.

SIGL was established as a Stichting (foundation) to manage the legacy funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Global Libraries Programme.  The purpose is to build on over 10 years of work in the library field and “leave the library field strong.”


Library Map of the World - funded by SIGL & delivered by IFLA

Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world.

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