Libraries and territories

The territorial organisation of France is due to be considerably changed during the next few years with the relaunch of the decentralisation process and the reinforcement of intercommunality. The libraries of the territorial communities must bear in mind the changes in their administrative environment. It would be appropriate to take a fresh look at the organisation of the libraries from a territorial point of view, to clarify the sharing of missions among different communities as far as the written heritage and public reading are concerned, to reinforce cooperation between libraries, and to modernise the ways in which facilities are managed in order to encourage the pursuit of their development.