Botkyrka libraries grouping books by subject, not language

2:32 min
  • Public libraries in the municipality of Botkyrka have come up with a novel way of becoming more welcoming and inclusive to many local residents with a foreign background.

  • The six libraries are combining books of different languages on the same shelves instead of keeping books in languages such as Arabic, Persian or English in separate sections.

  • Marie Johansen, head of art and libraries at Botkyrka municipality tells Radio Sweden that they wanted their libraries to be more welcoming for residents who speak several languages.