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khaje nasir university of technology , A.sadeghi@kntu.ac.ir
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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to locate public libraries in Bojnourd city based on the indicators of centrality, compatibility and natural properties of the earth.
Method: The study method is descriptive-analytical  and the methods of collecting the research data are a combination of documentary and field methods. In this research, we used fuzzy functions to normalize layer,   Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy process  to weigh the criteria  and weighted linear combination (WLC) to combine the criteria.
Findings: The findings of the research indicate that in general population density, accessibility, distance from existing libraries, proximity to educational centers and proximity to cultural and religious centers respectively Have been most important  criteria. By combining the criteria considered in this study, 6 areas have had a high spatial fitness for public library. Also, according to standard per capita, Bojnourd city needs 3 new libraries, which according to the considered policies can be selected from 6 areas with high spatial fitness.
Originality / value: Locating the appropriate areas for building a library can prevent many additional costs before building a library. In addition, the correct location of libraries can have a significant impact on the efficiency of libraries. Also, the results of this study can be used in the short-term and long-term plans.
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Statistical Analysis
Received: 2018/07/19 | Accepted: 2018/12/8 | ePublished ahead of print: 2019/07/1

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