EBLIDA is the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations.
We are an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe, gathering some 110 members - library associations and institutions - from 34 countries representing 65,000 public libraries in Europe.
Subjects on which EBLIDA concentrates are European library legislation, including copyright & licensing, library impact on society, and Sustainable Development Goals in Europe.
We support unhindered access to information in the digital age and promote the role of archives and libraries within an equitable, democratic and sustainable society.
EBLIDA Members at the 28th Annual Council Meeting, 28 October 2020 (Online)
(Full and Associate Members of EBLIDA are the Council Members)
EBLIDA Newsletter September 202109 September 2021: Read about SDGs and libraries, public libraries and their related copyright strategies, EBLIDA-OCLC Workshop on library new models, News from PL2030 and more ... Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter July/August 202115 July 2021: Think The Unthinkable strategies in six European countries. Read more >
Press Release: EBLIDA working together with library applicants to access European Structural Funds 2021-202722 June 2021: To assist EBLIDA Members in making the most out of European policies and financial opportunities linked with the implementation of ESIF 2021-2027. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter June 202116 June 2021: Report on EBLIDA Day, Conference Recording, Presentations and the A practical Guide for Library Applicants... Read more >
Press Release: EBLIDA President Ton Van Vlimmeren is appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.07 June 2021: Read more >