IFLA’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure are the documents which establish how IFLA is structured, and how decisions are taken.

The Statutes are the top-level document, agreed by IFLA’s membership as a whole. They include provisions around IFLA’s name, purpose, membership, and decision-making bodies.

IFLA is established under Dutch law, and so the Dutch version of the Statutes prevails.

The Statutes were last revised following a vote by IFLA’s Members at IFLA’s extraordinary General Assembly on 12 February 2021 and entered into force on 26 August 2021.

The Rules of Procedure are determined by IFLA’s Governing Board, and provide further details on membership, how meetings work, and IFLA’s professional and regional structures.

IFLA Handbook

In order to help IFLA’s volunteers and Members make practical use of the rules, IFLA has also produced a Handbook. This will help explain how the rules included in the Statutes and Rules of Procedure apply to them.

IFLA Handbook

The Handbook is designed to complement IFLA’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure by providing explanation of their contents in terms of practical procedures, providing further explanation where stipulated in the Statutes and Rules, and offering good practices and advice for office holders. It is aime...