Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna (the Regional Public Library) in Krakow is the key institution devoted to books and literary life in the city and its region. WBP in Krakow collects, archives books and makes them available for readers, as well as supervises a network of local public libraries in Malopolska. Its inventory includes almost 500,000 items apart from Malopolska Digital Library
, which comprises of almost 80,000 digital volumes. Since 2005, it has coordinated the activities of the Book Discussion Clubs for children, teenagers and adults which operate all over the region.