About Us

Libraries Without Borders (LWB) works to ensure that regardless of their circumstances, people throughout the world can live with dignity and the opportunity to thrive through access to information, education and culture.

Inventing the 21st century library

Since its founding in 2007, LWB has been striving to invent the 21st century library. More than just a collection of books, libraries now have a cross-cutting impact on society, from fighting poverty and social inequalities to capacity building, to stimulating creative energies and entrepreneurship.


What is a man, a woman, a child, once safe, food and shelter provided, if they can not read, write, draw or communicate, and thus take back their place in the human community, to envision their future and start fresh?
Patrick Weil, President of Libraries Without Borders