• P. O. Box 33433, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • +255 744 296134

Who can Join

All persons dealing or engaged in the art of library and information work or any related field are eligible to join.


The membership of the Association is classified as follows:

1. Chartered Member - Register
Chartered members comprise of trained library personnel qualified to practice as librarians as defined by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization: 

2. Ordinary Member - Register
This category shall comprise library assistants, other library personnel and any interested party. 

3. Institutional Member - Register
This category shall comprise libraries of Government Departments, private and public bodies, corporate organisations and other institutions interested in the development of libraries and information services.

Tanzania Library Association (TLA) was established in 1973, after the dissolving of the East African Library Association (EALA). Ever since it has remained the only professional association that safeguards the interests of all library and information personnel in Tanzania.