Swiss libraries send equipment to Haiti

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A number of Swiss libraries have sent two shipping containers loaded with books and shelving to Haïtian libraries that were devasted by the earthquake earlier this year. 

This first convoy contains 2700 linear meters of shelving, including a mobile shelf of nine components for the National library of Haiti, shelving for the Library of Saint Louis de Gonzague, as well as shelving equipment for some smaller public libraries in Haiti. There are also 63 boxes of new books—including 37 boxes of schoolbooks— which will help re-establish a number of local school and public libraries.

This was done with the assistence of Libraries without borders (BSF),which funded the transportation costs, IFLA, which coordinated the process, and Engineers without Borders volunteers who organised the loading of the containers.