Opinions of Library Directors and Librarians on the Handover of Public Library Services to the Local Governments in Turkey

Faydaligul O. D., YILMAZ B.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.21, no.4, pp.414-439, 2007 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.414-439
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Local governments which have overtaken important functions for providing public services to the public, and which fulfill these functions according to the needs of the public, are hence the nearest and most effective administrative units to the public. Public Libraries are the social institutions, which have local characteristics and provide all the information needs of the public that they serve, for providing assistance for the development of their regions. Local governments and public libraries are closely related to the societies they serve and shape their services according to the needs of the society.