Purpose: This paper aims to provide an overview of public library system in Vietnam. Responsibilities, operations of public libraries and sources of funding for them are given, especially the National Library of Vietnam.
Methodology/approach: An in-depth reading of the relevant documents and observation are applying to understand, describe and make inferences about public library system in Vietnam.
Practical implications: Detailed information on public libraries are provided; therefore, everybody is able to comprehend the characteristics of each kind of public libraries so that they can identify what they should do to contribute to the cause of building and developing Vietnamese libraries.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN