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Scope of application
section 1 of this Act provides for the General
the library system. The public library system consists of
all publicly funded library activities and is
1. public libraries,
2. school libraries,
3. regional library activities;
4. University Library,
5. loan centers, and
6. other publicly funded library work.
section 2 of the libraries of the public libraries act
for the democratic development of society by contributing
to knowledge and free form their opinions.
The libraries of the public library system to promote
literature's position and interest in training,
education, training and research and cultural
activities in General. Library work should be
available for all.
3 § Library principals are municipalities, county councils, the State
and, in the case of certain schools, individual.
1. the municipalities are responsible For public libraries.
2. For school libraries charge municipalities, counties, the State
or individual principals in accordance with the provisions of 2
Cape. Education Act (2010:800).
3. regional library work responsible County Councils and
the municipalities that are not part of a County.
4. For College Library in universities and colleges
covered by the higher education Act (1992:1434) charge State.
5. For loan centres responsible State.
6. For other publicly funded library work
responsible it under specific provisions is a principal
for the business.
If a municipal or state libraries operated by any
other than the principal the principal is responsible to the
driver library complies with the provisions of this law.
section 4 of the libraries in the public libraries shall pay
Special attention to persons with disabilities,
among other things, according to their different needs and
conditions offer literature and technical AIDS
in order to take advantage of the information.
§ 5 Libraries in the public libraries shall pay
Special attention to national minorities and
people who have a mother tongue other than Swedish, among others
by offering the literature on
1. national minority languages,
2. other languages than the national minority languages and
3. easy-to-read Swedish.
section 6, Every municipality must have public libraries. Public libraries should
be available to all and adapted to the users '
Peoples library range of media and services shall be
versatility and quality.
section 7 of the public library shall in particular promote reading and access
Public libraries should work to increase awareness of how
information technology can be used for knowledge acquisition,
learning and participation in cultural life.
8 § public libraries shall pay particular attention to children
and young people to promote their language development and
encourage reading, inter alia by providing
literature based on their needs and circumstances.
§ 9 On public library services to the public toll-free borrow
or otherwise have access to literature in a particular
time regardless of the publishing form.
The first subparagraph shall not prevent public libraries take out
1. reimbursement of expenses for postage, photocopying and
other similar services, and
2. fee for cases where borrowers are not within the agreed period of leave
back what they have borrowed.
paragraph 10 referred to in Chapter 2. 36 § Education Act (2010:800) to students in
primary schools, vocational programs, special school, Sami school,
secondary school and upper secondary school for pupils with learning disabilities have access to
Regional library activities
section 11 of Each county councils and the municipalities that are not included in a
the County Council is to conduct regional library activities with purpose
to promote co-operation, business development and quality
the case of the public libraries operating in the County.
12 § there should be access to the University libraries at all
universities and colleges covered by the higher education Act
(1992:1434). These libraries will
Library work in areas related to the
education and research at the University or college.
section 13 Of the supplementary information and media supplies
There shall be one or more loan centres.
section 14 in order to give everyone access to the country's overall
library resources to libraries and library principals within
the general libraries interact.
section 15 of the libraries in the public libraries should
complimentary set literature from the private collections of
each other's disposal.
The obligation to ask for complimentary literature
disposal does not apply to public or school libraries.
section 16 of the provision in Chapter 2. section 1 of the local Government Act (1991:900) if
relating to the municipality's territory or its members hampers
not that public or school libraries free of charge set
literature available to a library in the General
libraries that are situated outside the municipality.
section 17 municipalities and counties to adopt the library plans for their
activities in the library area.
section 18 of the authority that the Government should have a
national overview of and promote collaboration within the
The authority shall, in collaboration with the regional
library activities and municipalities follow up how the
library plans adopted are designed and how they
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