Opening access to information and knowledge for all in Bangladesh
The Libraries Unlimited (LU) programme seeks to improve public access to information and knowledge in Bangladesh and has been designed based on the findings of the Library Landscape Assessment of Bangladesh study, published in June 2015. Developed in close partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, LU aims to modernise the public library network, build the capacity of government officers, train library staff, and build public awareness of and access to library and information services. The British Council is implementing this project in Bangladesh in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and is supported by the Department of Public Libraries. LU will give millions of more people in Bangladesh, including groups such as women, young people out of education and employment, and micro-entrepreneurs, more control over their own lives thus supporting them to achieve their potential through access to a range of user-driven services. There will be five broad strands to the programme.