IFLA – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Chamber of commerce registration number: 40407191
VAT Number: NL 002870836B01
RSIN: 002870836

Postal Address

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE The Hague

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The Federation is an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, which advances the interests of library and information associations, libraries and information services, librarians and the communities they serve throughout the world.

Formed in 1927, the Federation has its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

To achieve its purpose, the Federation seeks to:

  1. promote high standards of delivery of library and information services and professional practice, as well as the accessibility, protection, and preservation of documentary cultural heritage. This is done through the enhancement of professional education, the development of professional standards, the dissemination of best practice and the advancement of relevant scientific and professional knowledge;
  2. encourage widespread understanding of the value and importance of high quality library and information services in the public, private and voluntary sectors;
  3. represent the interests of its Members and library and information organizations and the communities they serve throughout the world.