The Public library “Grad“ is a modern public library which, along with its primary book-lending function, serves as a cultural and information centre of the local community. It operates in the central branch – Old town, and smaller branches in Cavtat and Trpanj (outside of Dubrovnik) and also in Gruž, Lapad, Mokošica, Montovjerna (different parts of Dubrovnik). The public library is also home to the County Research and Development Department responsible for all public and school libraries in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Collecting, cataloguing and storing various library materials enable the patrons to use library materials, as well as services such as free internet access and online data bases. The collections include Local collection, audio-visual collection, electronic publications, newspapers and magazines. The services of the public library are organized through departments such as the Department of catalogization and classification, the Children and youth section or the Multi-media section, with the central Acquisition department being responsible for all. The Lending department has an open-access area, periodicals reading room, study reading room which also holds local, reference and general collections.