About Aarhus Public Libraries
Facts and figures
In 2015 the total circulation of materials was 3.7 million and the number of visitors was 2.4 million. The library's website www.aakb.dk had 1.7 million visits, 1.1 million visitors and 11.6 million page views.
The libraries are active in the local society with hundreds of events and exhibitions for adults and children.
The New Main Library: Dokk1
Aarhus Public Libraries have a number of innovation projects to develop the organisation, the staff, partner collaboration, new ways of working and how to use new technology. The aim is to meet the citizens’ needs with services adapted to the general development and to develop and test new forms of services. To support the innovation work we have an innovation strategy. Take a look at some of our projects:
Aarhus Public Libraries values cooperation with international partners. APL is a member of IFLA and EBLIDA, and the libraries have for the last decade coordinated and participated in a number of EU-projects. Every second year Aarhus Public Libraries host the Next Library conference. Cooperation with Copenhagen Public Libraries secures one large international library conference in Denmark each year, where the venue alternates between Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Each year, Aarhus Public Libraries is visited by delegations of library professionals from many countries, from Europe as well as overseas, and staff members from Aarhus are popular speakers at international conferences abroad.
Aarhus Public Libraries houses the chief editors behind the popular national service Litteratursiden (Literature-site). The site is run by an association and a group of editors. The site consists of, among other things, recommendations, author portraits and a service for reading clubs.