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35% of Belarusian libraries have Internet access

Author: Mikhail Doroshevich


About 35% of public Belarusian libraries have Internet access. In the rural areas, however, only every fifth library has access to the Internet, deputy minister of culture Tadeush Stryzhetsky said on September 13th.

Approximately 43% of public libraries have computers. This means that all central, and district librarires, as well as over a quarter of village librarires, have computers.

As of the beginning of 2011, 1,5 thousand libraries were modernised in agrocities. Now libraries in rural areas "are modern libraries with a full range of equipment with Internet access, meaning they are not really different from city libraries".

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