IREX Global Libraries

Access to information is an essential component of development in today's globalized society. In Romania and Ukraine, more than 70% of the population lack access to the internet. While these countries have made rapid economic advances over the last two decades, libraries have been largely left behind and, as a result, millions are left without critical access to information. With the right kind of investment and attention, however, public libraries can be the link that connects people from all backgrounds with the information they need.