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)
Citizens' Initiative Minority SafePack - A Communication from the European Commission21 January 2021: Worth raising the interest of libraries committed to national and linguistic minorities – 50 million citizens in Europe. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter January 202114 January 2021: A Guided Tour of the EBLIDA website. Reaping the benefits of joining EBLIDA. Read more >
2020 Year in review23 December 2020: As the year comes to an end, we reflect on some of the things that we achieved in 2020, with your support, and despite all the challenges. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter December 202017 December 2020: The last issue of 2020 with an overview of our new Expert Groups, Covid-19 & Libraries: the Czech Republic, Report on the “Libraries Today” conference in Bulgaria and more. Read more >
Press Release: Library Legislation and Policy in Europe: Results of a Questionnaire - Interim Report15 December 2020: In this report library needs within a national library system are examined, together with library needs in regard to policies other from cultural and educational policies. Read more >