Argentina's National Commission of Popular Libraries

Type of institution
National Government
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Commissioning and purchase of works
Type of measure
Emergency response

In Argentina, CONABIP (National Commission of Popular Libraries) will implement a virtual option to guarantee the provision of reading materials to public libraries and also contribute to the sustainability of book publishers that were already confronted with falling production and sales before the crisis. The objective of the CONABIP BOOK% PROGRAM remains the same: assist public libraries across the country in acquiring print material according to the needs of their communities at 50% of their value. For this year, CONABIP and the Ministry of Culture of Argentina have doubled the investment in the program. The funds earmarked for the Book Fair will be redirected to the previously announced budget of 47 million Argentine pesos (US$729,168) .


(See Book % Program)



Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)