Who may use a specific library
Public libraries collect and preserve materials for the purpose of information dissemination to all members of the society. Libraries are open to all regardless of race, nationality, age, sex, religion, disability, social status, profession or level of education.
Anyone may come even without a library card (i.e. user registration).
Anyone interested in borrowing an item from the collection has to have a valid library card. To register, you have to fill out a registration form and present a valid personal ID (citizenship card or a passport, children under the age of 15 a written permission from the parents or from a legal guardian) and pay a registration fee. Libraries collect and manage personal data according to the Personal Information Protection Act. More on library legislation may be found in a section on “Legislation”.
Library users may be
- people seeking information and information resources
- those interested in various items (books, journals, magazines, CD ROMs, audio materials, etc.) regardless of their location (interlibrary loan services)
- those who wish to listen to music
- people who want to photocopy
- those interested in further education, meetings, cultural events, etc.
- people who want to use internet
- people who want to use a computer for their work (text editor, tables editor, scanner, etc.)
You may obtain more information on the above and other library services by coming to the library, by writing, electronically, or by phone. Library contacts are found in a section “Where is my library”.