Networking libraries

Linking library information
Facilitating information exchange between libraries
Libraries are one of the institutions that serve as depositories of knowledge and information, and in this task they also play an important role in disseminating information and organizing activities that provide public education, and create awareness and understanding of important concerns.
In 1990, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set up the UNESCO Network of Associated Libraries (UNAL). The aim is to bring together and support a number of libraries from all regions of the world which will work in association with UNESCO to promote dialogue between different cultures, encourage multicultural initiatives, foster public awareness of international issues and spread knowledge of the Organization's main activities. According to UNESCO, libraries and books have proved effective tools in doing so.
Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists
International Association of Law Libraries
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
International Association of Technological University Libraries
International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers
Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa
European Association for Health Information and Libraries
Arab Federation for Libraries and Information
European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres
European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations
Private Libraries Association
Network of Nordic Research Libraries Associations
European Association of Libraries and Information Services on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives
Association of European Research Libraries
Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
International Association of Research, Scientific and Technical Libraries
Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries
Secretariat of the Nordic Energy Information Libraries
Association for Information Management
UNESCO Network of Associated Libraries
International Inventory of Musical Sources
REBUS - Réseau de bibliothèques utilisant SIBIL
Conference of Directors of National Libraries
Consortium of European Research Libraries
Research Libraries Group
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group
International Network of Public Libraries
Agricultural Libraries Network
Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International
Council on East Asian Libraries
Special Libraries Association
International Association of Medical Libraries and Documentation Centres
International Institute of Photographic Libraries
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education