Commonwealth Library Association (COMLA)

PO Box 144, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Tel: +1 876 978 2274 | Fax: +1 876 927 1926 | Email:

COMLA supports library associations in the Commonwealth by promoting the interests of libraries and librarians and facilitating networks for information delivery and exchange. Its membership comprises national library associations and major library institutions in countries that do not yet have an association. From 2002 librarians have been eligible to become individual members.

Foundation: 1972

Officers: Interim President: Elizabeth Watson (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados); Honorary Executive Secretary: Norma Y Amenu-Kpodo (Jamaica)

Activities: Activities focus on the mutual recognition of educational qualifications, professional development, improvement of rural library services and on the development of library services for distance learners, information literacy and access to information; developing digital resources; seminars and workshops; and assisting in improving management practices of member associations. It publishes COMLA Bulletin (currently in transition to a new online format).