Advocacy Library Teaser: Keeping Public Libraries Public

Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Communities Considering Privatization of Public Libraries (PDF)

Questions about the role of government have become the center of national debates, prompting some government officials to search for options to deliver public services. Officials may entertain the notion of privatization because the presumed cost savings and other efficiencies gained are appealing. Experience has shown that privatization of public services has not necessarily produced substantial cost savings.