The Association strives to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field into an organization that will provide dynamic leadership and that will transform, develop and support library and information services for all the people in Tanzania.

The Association advocates and supports the provision of efficient, user-oriented and excellent library and information services and aspires to provide all communities (literate and illiterate) in Tanzania with equitable access to information. To this end, the Association represents the interests of, and seeks to promote the welfare and development of, library and information workers and agencie



TLA Main Objectives:

Unite Librarians
To unite all persons working in or interested in library work, by convening conferences and meetings for the discussions of matters affecting libraries – their regulations, management or otherwise

Regulation and Management
To watch any legislation affecting libraries, and to assist the promotion of such further legislation as may be considered necessary for the regulation and management or extension of library services in the United Republic of Tanzania

To encourage the promotion, establishment and improvement of libraries and library services in the United Republic of Tanzania

Total Management
To collect, collate, and publish (as journals, transactions, bulletins), information of benefit to members of the Association, or for the promotion of the objectives of the Association

Improve Standards
To improve the standard of librarianship and the status of the library profession in the United Republic of Tanzania


Fulfillment of Objectives
To promote and encourage bibliographical study and research, and all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the fulfillment