List of library associations

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Library associations connect libraries and library workers at the local, national, and international level. Library associations often provide resources to their individual and institutional members that enable cooperation, exchange of information, education, research, and development.




  • Academic Library Association (ALA), India[7]
  • Association of Librarians in Public Sector (ALPS), Inc.[8]
  • Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines[9]
  • Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists
  • Bengal Library Association[10]
  • Central Government Library Association
  • China Society for Library Science
  • East-Kazakhstan Librarians' Association
  • Hong Kong Library Association
  • Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)
  • Indian Academic Library Association
  • Indian Library Association (ILA)
  • Iranian Library and Information Science Association
  • Iranian Librarians Association of America
  • Iranian Medical Library Association
  • The union of Iranian library and information science student associations (ADKA)
  • Israeli Association of Librarians and Information Professionals
  • Japan Association of Private University Libraries
  • Japan Library Association
  • Japan Medical Library Association
  • Japan School Library Association
  • Japan Special Libraries Association
  • Junior College Library Association (Japan)
  • Kerala Library Association
  • Kerala Library Professionals Organization [11]
  • Korean Library Association (South Korea)
  • Librarians Association of Malaysia
  • Librarians Association of Metro Pampanga (LAMP)
  • Library Association of Bangladesh
  • Library Association of China (Taiwan)
  • Library Association of Singapore
  • Library Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Library Association of the Republic of China
  • Macau Library and Information Management Association
  • Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines
  • Medical Library Association of India
  • Middle East Librarians Association
  • Mongolian Library Association (MLA)
  • Nepal Library Association (NLA)
  • Network of Academic Law Libraries, Inc. (NALL)
  • Pakistan Library Association
  • Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization
  • Pakistan Library Automation Group (PakLAG)
  • Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians
  • Pakistan Library Club
  • Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc.
  • Philippine Group of Law Librarians, Inc.
  • Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
  • Regional Federation of South Asian Library Associations
  • Thai Library Association
  • Uzbekistan Library Association
  • Turkish Librarians Association - Turkey
  • University and Research Librarians Association - Turkey
  • University of Peshawar Library & Information Science Alumni Association - Pakistan
  • Telangana library student association(TLIBSA)


  • Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)
  • Association of Librarians in the Jamaica Library Service (ALJAS)
  • Caribbean Association of Law Libraries (CARALL)
  • Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP)
  • Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA)
  • Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT)
  • Library Association of Barbados (LAB)
  • Library Association of Bermuda (LAB)


  • Art Libraries Association
  • ASLIB (UK); formerly 'Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux (ASLIB)'
  • Association of Andalusian Librarians (Spain)
  • Association of Church Librarians in Spain
  • Association of European Research Libraries (French: Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER))
  • Association of French Librarians
  • Association of Greek Librarians & Information Scientists
  • Association of Hungarian Librarians
  • Association of information and documentation professionals, ADBS, formerly the Association of specialized librarians and librarians (French)
  • Association of Libraries of Czech Universities
  • Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic
  • Association of Valencian Librarians (ABV) (Spain)
  • Austrian Association of Librarians
  • Austrian Library Association
  • Bavarian Library Network (BVB)
  • Belarusian Library Association
  • Belgian Association for Documentation
  • British and Irish Association of Law Librarians
  • Bulgarian Library Association
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), formerly the Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists (UK)
  • Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya (COBDC)
  • Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
  • Croatian Library Association
  • Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists (CALIS)
  • Danish Library Association
  • Danish Union of Librarians
  • Digital Library Association of Armenia
  • Dutch Association of University Libraries, the Royal Library and the Library of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science
  • Dutch National Association of Public Libraries
  • Education and Libraries Association (Spain)
  • Estonian Librarians Association
  • European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
  • European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (Euraslic)
  • European Association of Libraries and Information Services on Addictions (Elisad), formerly the European Association of Libraries and Information Services on Alcohol and other Drugs
  • European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL)
  • European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
  • Federation Union of German Library and Information Associations
  • Finland's Swedish Library Association
  • Finnish Library Association
  • Finnish Music Library Association
  • Finnish Research Library Association
  • Galician Library Association (ABG) (Spain)
  • Georgian Association of Information Specialists
  • Georgian Library Association
  • German Library Association
  • Icelandic Library and Information Science Association
  • Italian Library Association
  • Latvian Librarians Association
  • Library & Information Science Promotion Society (India)
  • Library Association of Ireland
  • Lithuanian Librarian's Association
  • M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
  • Malta Library and Information Association
  • Navarrese Association of Librarians (ASNABI) (Spain)
  • Netherlands Public Library Association
  • Norwegian Association of Special Libraries
  • Norwegian Library Association
  • Norwegian Union of Librarians
  • Polish Librarians Association
  • Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists
  • Private Libraries Association (UK)
  • Professional Association of Information Specialists (APEI) (Spain)
  • Russian Library Association
  • Romanian Library Association
  • School Library Association (UK)
  • Slovenian Library Association
  • Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians, Documentalist and Museology (FESABID)
  • Swedish Library Association
  • Swiss Association Library & Information Management (SLI)
  • Ukrainian Library Association
  • The Czech Republic Libraries Association (SDRUK ČR)
  • Turkish University and Research Librarians' Association (UNAK)
  • Turkish Librarians' Association (TKDt)

Latin America[edit]

North America[edit]


See also[edit]


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  7. ^ "Homepage". Academic Library Association. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "ALPS - Association of Librarians in Public Sector, Inc". Facebook. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines". Facebook. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  10. ^ "Homepage". Bengal Library Association. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  11. ^ "Homepage". Kerala Library Professionals Organization. Retrieved Dec 9, 2022.
  12. ^ "Homepage". American Library Association. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
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