Future services in the public libraries

New services emerge in French public libraries as experiences since the middle of the eighties or as basis of recent plans. On the one hand, « community » general information and management press kits about economic and social current events exist already, although in an empirical and isolated way. On the other hand, the information providing to the firms is limited to northern Europe. If these countries, above all the United Kingdom, have a different conception of the public library tasks, the assessment of the experiences and the analysis of the means suggest that not any human, material or administrative obstacle oppose to the extension of these services in France.