Structure of the report â€”
The chapters in this report follow the order of the questions we asked
ourselves. The main question is:
how will the social function of the library change towards 2025?
To answer this question, we asked ourselves the following questions: 1 Where are we coming from? a What is the social function of the library now? b What makes the library different from other institutes? 2 Where are we going and what does this mean for the libraryâ€™s purpose? a What changes and shifts are taking place in society? b What, as a result of these changes, will be the core purpose and activities of
public libraries in 2025?
c What will change in the interpretation of this purpose? d What does this imply for the core functions as we now know them? 3 What is needed to achieve this?