Professional Library Associations Around the World

International Library Associations
American Library Association (ALA)
Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA)
Asociacion de Estados Iberoamericano para el Desarrollo de la Bibliotecas de Iberoamerica (ABINIA)
Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)
Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
Commonwealth Library Association (COMLA)
European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
European Association of Sinological Librarians
European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations
International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)
International Association of Music Libraries
International Association of Research, Scientific and Technical Libraries
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives (PIALA)
Special Libraries Association-Asian Chapter
Unesco Library Portal
National Library Associations

A list of national libraries


Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
Council of Australian University Librarians

The Brazilian Federation Librarians Association – FEBAB

Canadian Association of Research Libraries/Association des bibliotheques de recherche du Canada (CARL-ABRC)
Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA/ABSC)
Canadian Library Association

China Society for Library Science (CSLC)
Library Association of China (LAC)

Association des Bibliothecaires Francais
Association des Directeurs de Bibliotheques Departementales de Pret (ADBDP)
Association des Directeurs et des personnels de direction des Bibliotheques Universitaires et de la Documentation (ADBU)
Association des Professionnels de L’Information et de la Documentation (ADBS)
Comite Francais IFLA (CFI)
Federation Francaise pour la Cooperation des Bibliotheques, des Metiers du Livre et de la Documentation (FFLB)

Arbeitsgemeinschaf der Spezialbibliotheken e. V., Geshaftsstelle (German only)
Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB)
Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e. V. (DBV)
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Library Association

Indian Library Association
Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC)
Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS)

Associazionne Italiano Biblioteche

Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS)
Japan Association of Private University Libraries(JASPUL)
Japan Library Association
Japan Medical Library Association
Japan School Library Association (Only in Japanese)
Japan Special Library Association
National Council of Public Libraries

Korean Library Association (Only in Korean)


Macau Library and Information Management Association

Librarians Association of Malaysia/Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
New Zealand

Library & Information Association New Zealand

Associacao Portuguesa de Bibliotecarios Arquivistas e Documentalistas (BAD)

Library Association of Singapore
South Africa

Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)

Asociacion Espanola de Archiveros, Bibliotecarios, Museologos y Documentalistas (ANABAD)
Colegi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya

Library Association of the republic of China (Taiwan)

Thai Library Association
United Kingdom

CILIP - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
United States

American Association of Law Libraries
American Library Association (ALA)
Art Libraries Society of North American
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Association of Research Libraries
Medical Library Association (MLA)
Special Libraries Association
Library Associations: United States