Québec public libraries : " Panoramic shot " over services

The authors have studied adult services pmvided by Québec public libraries serving over 25 000. They analyse the specifications of this offer of services by calculating the percentage of libraries offering them. They also pay a special attention to the question of fees that are charged for these services. The results show that, despite a marked improvement in the last years, Québec libraries are positioned mainly as cultural and leisure institutions, unlike other public libraries in North America which are attaching more and more importance to the information mission of the public library.