Lending libraries at the département level, today and tomorrow

This article presents the results of a survey carried out by SCP Communication on behalf of the Association des départements de France, looking at the future of lending libraries at the département level. It establishes three categories of traditional, intermediate, and modern libraries, enabling it to explore three key trends that will have a significant impact on library services in the future: the advent of digital media, the rise of inter-municipal co-operation, and the development of local amenities.