Welcome to the Sister Libraries program of the American Library Association!
To promote the concept of a global community of libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) encourages U.S. libraries to form partnerships with libraries in other countries.  Developing a Sister Library relationship can be a great opportunity for each library to learn about the work and lives of librarians around the world. 
 
Each Sister Library relationship is unique.  Once two libraries decide to partner, they establish the level of commitment that they are both comfortable with; the partnership can be as formal or informal as desired. 
 
We have lots of ideas and information to get you started!  Explore our website to find out more:
    • AboutLearn about the mission and history of the Sister Libraries program.
    • Become a Sister Library!We offer a checklist to help you plan your Sister Libraries partnership, plus tips for finding a Sister Library.
    • The DirectorySearch for libraries all over the world that are looking for a Sister Library relationship.  Keep your library's information current.
    • ResourcesWebsites, articles, brochures you can share, and activities to help you get your Sister Library partnership startedand running smoothly!
    • Success StoriesRead about existing Sister Libraries, and share your story too.
    • Contact Us: Questions?  Problems?  Suggestions?  Get in touch with us!