All European countries are offering safe places of refuge for millions of people escaping war in Ukraine. European Libraries are peace strongholds amidst the horrible war which followed the Russian attack against Ukraine. It is their duty to provide support and, as far as possible, services to Ukranian refugees.

EBLIDA, NAPLE and Public Libraries 2030 have joined forces to create the “Libraries for Refugees” network, which hosts access points providing services for displaced Ukrainians. The objective of this initiative is to share a clear understanding of what libraries can offer refugees and promote similar services in other countries.

Library access points displaying the “Libraries for Refugees” logo include resources and facilities purposely designed to help Ukrainian displaced persons. Join the network and have your activities for Ukrainians displayed on the “Libraries for Refugees” website:


Notes to editor:

EBLIDA is the community and networking hub for all library, information and documentation associations and institutions in Europe striving towards a sustainable, democratic and equitable society.

NAPLE is an international non-governmental association pursuing the interests of the national library authorities in Europe. Its main aim is to promote principles and strategies for public library policies.

PL2030 is a Brussels-based organisation working for over seven years to build connections between innovative library practice and build recognition of the contribution of the library sector in EU institutions.

For more information:

EBLIDA:  Giuseppe Vitiello, Director of EBLIDA:

NAPLE: Stuart Hamilton, President of the board of NAPLE:

PL2030: Ilona Kish, Director of Public Libraries 2030: