Join us on August 23 to learn about Multnomah County Library's approach to strategic racial equity work.
2018 Annual Forum - Leading Forward
Join ULC members and discuss today’s most pressing issues facing libraries and the broader society. Join us for this thought-provoking and poignant gathering of urban library leaders.Learn More
ULC Statement on Race & Social Equity
As leaders of North America's public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which all community members can realize their full potential.Read the Statement
New ULC Leadership Brief
Learn about the public library’s role as an essential resource for entrepreneurs and core component of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.Read Now
ULC Libraries Stand Tall
Every ULC library – in small and large ways – is organizing and contributing to civil discussions and programs that support a strong democracy.Read the Submissions
The Urban Libraries Council, founded in 1971, is the voice for public libraries in the United States and Canada and the force that inspires them to evolve.Learn More
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Access sample policies, forms and other documents provided by ULC membersLearn More
Share and be inspired by cutting-edge public library practicesLearn More
Discover how ULC is working to invigorate public libraries and their communitiesLearn More
Education transforms the lives of individuals and is the foundation for strong, economically vital communities. In the knowledge economy, the library is the learning institution ready to guide and support citizens at every age and level of need.Learn More
Libraries are critical anchors for digital access and equity in local communities. For millions of people, libraries are their gateway to the digital universe and digital readiness.Learn More
Healthy, Sustainable Communities
Libraries are powerful partners for creating healthy, sustainable communities. With local government, business and other community organizations, libraries are key players in a strong economy, a healthy environment and racial/social equity.Learn More
This is the second in a series of webinars examining the essential role libraries play in reaching and supporting potential entrepreneurs who are most in need of guidance and encouragement.
This year's ULC Annual Forum, Leading Forward, will be held in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Voice of Public Libraries
ULC provides a forum for library leaders to share best practices and innovative ideas that inspire programs that support 21st century learning, a strong economy, and an active democracy.Learn More About ULC
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