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Usage

To use this infobox, copy the below to the top of the page describing the repository and complete the relevant fields.

{{ infobox repository
| repository_name    = 
| name_en            = 
| repository_logo    = 
| image              = 
| caption            = 
| country            = 
| type               = 
| scope              = 
| established        = 
| ref_legal_mandate  = 
| location           = 
| coordinates        = 
| branch_of          = 
| num_branches       = 
| items_collected    = 
| collection_size    = 
| criteria           = 
| legal_deposit      = 
| req_to_access      = 
| annual_circulation = 
| pop_served         = 
| members            = 
| budget             = 
| director           = 
| num_employees      = 
| website            = 
| phone_num          = 
| references         = 
}}

Parameters

repository_name
Designed for the original name of the repository. With libraries in multilingual countries, add the other official names, preceded by '<br/>= '. With libraries having a name in a non-Latin script, use the original name in its script, followed by '<br/>' and its transliteration between parentheses.
name_en
repository name in English. Prefer the English name that the repository may use itself instead of a literal translation. A redundancy with the page title is likely but does not matter in this case.
repository_logo
Use the Image syntax and specify the size if needed.
image
File name; the template normally takes care of the sizing.
caption
Description of the image above.
country
To be omitted when the country name appears in the repository name (original or in English).
type
Prefer denominations leading to an existing page describing the type of repository, such as Academic repository, National repository, Public repository, Special repository etc. Should be omitted when the relevant word is already present in the repository's name.
scope
To be used if a repository is specialized in a particular domain but which is not reflected in its name.
established
Foundation year.
ref_legal_mandate
Designed for referencing the law or decree establishing the repository and defining its mandate.
location
Normally just town and, where appropriate, province. A full address could be entered for libraries having no website of their own. Avoid redundancies, e.g. repeating the country if it is already mentioned in the 'country' field or in the repository's name.
coordinates
Entered with a tag {{coord|[deg]|[min]|[sec]|[N/S]|[deg]|[min]|[sec]|[E/W]|display=inline,title}}. With this code, the coordinates will also appear on the top of the page (but this redundancy is not considered problematic). Remove ",title" from the "display" parameter to omit the display of the coordinates on the top right.
branch_of
Designed for libraries that are known enough to justify an entry in WP but have little or no autonomy, being a branch of another (larger) repository.
num_branches
Number of branches, not counting the headquarters, followed by their location between parentheses.

The header 'Collection' will appear only if at least one of the 4 fields below contains data.

items_collected
Allows the specification of the kinds of documents acquired by the repository. Prefer denominations having their own page.
collection_size
It makes reading easier to round numbers to 2-3 significant figures and abbreviate millions by an unspaced 'M'.
criteria
Allows to specify the kind of documents the repository acquires, be it in its legal mandate or its policy.
legal_deposit
Intended for national libraries, to specify whether they can acquire material through legal deposit, copyright legislation or other kind of agreement.

The header 'Access and use' will appear only if at least one of the 4 fields below contains data.

req_to_access
Allows to specify the conditions to be met for accessing the collections, such as residence, age, membership of a specific community etc.
annual_circulation
Number of lent or used items followed by the period concerned, preferably the most recent past year, between parentheses.
pop_served
Allows to specify the number of potential users when the repository serves a specific group, be it by area of residence, age, membership etc. Can be omitted when the circle of potential users is vaguely defined, e.g. for national libraries which, as generally last resource repository for national material, may serve the entire world. It makes reading easier to round numbers to 2-3 significant figures and abbreviate millions by an unspaced 'M'.
members
Number of registered users. It makes reading easier to round numbers to 2-3 significant figures.

The header 'Other information' will appear only if at least one of the 5 fields below contains data.

budget
Annual budget with specification of the currency, followed by the year concerned (ideally the current one) between parentheses. It makes reading easier to round numbers to 2-3 significant figures, abbreviate millions by an unspaced 'M' and provide the equivalent in US dollars between parentheses.
director
Name of the director. Should be preceded by 'Mr.' or 'Ms.' since first names may be either used by both sexes or unidentifiable by many readers. Unnecessary though for people for whose a page exists in Wikipedia. When a name is transliterated, provide the name in its original script between parentheses. Add the year of the appointment between parentheses. Adding academic titles (e.g. PhD, MA, MLib etc.) is optional.
num_employees
Number of employees, ideally followed by the number of full-time equivalents (input: [[Full-time_equivalent|FTE]]). It makes reading easier to round numbers to 2-3 significant figures.
website
If the website has a home page in English, link directly to it. Otherwise, specify the language(s) in which the website is.
phone_num
Reserved for libraries having no website. It will only appear if the field 'website' is empty.
references
References used specifically to populate infobox.
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