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The voice of Libraries in Europe!

The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe.

"Lobbying for Libraries"

How to become a Member?

For the registration form please fill out:
Membership Enquiry Form
or contact the Secretariat:


Phone: +31 70 31 40 137.

Categories are:

  • Full Member
  • Associate Member

Admission as Full Member is open to:

  • Professional Associations in Member States of the European Union engaged on a national representative level in pursuing the interests of library and information science services;
  • Organisations in Member States of the European Union whose members are in a majority drawn from Member States of the European Union.

A full member has 5 voting rights in the Council and can be elected onto the Executive Committee.

Admission as Associate Member is open to:

  • Similar organisations in European states which are not Members of the European Union;
  • Other organisations, institutes and individual libraries.

An Associate Member has 1 voting right in the Council, but can not be elected onto the Executive Committee.

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