Propagating the importance of library and information services for individuals and for the society and developing awareness for the library and information services
Suggesting measures for improvement and expansion of library services for all categories of libraries in the state
Organizing movement for improvement of the service conditions and proper pay and status of the library workers
Organizing conference and seminars for apprising people of various aspects of the library movement and library services
Organizing training courses, refresher courses, workshops etc. and publishing books, periodicals, reports etc pertaining to library science and library services.
Organizational Structure: The three-tier organizational structure of the Bengal Library Association is as follows :
1. General Body
1.1 All Members
2. The Council
2.1 Office Bearers
2.2 Executive Committee
2.3 Secretaries of the districts
2.4 Elected as Council Members
3. Executive Committee
3.1 Office Bearers
Five Vice President
One General Secretary
One Joint Secretary
One Assistant Secretary
3.2 Executive Committee Member elected from Council Members
Membership: Anybody interested in the library movement may become a member of the Association. There are five categories of the members of the Association i.e.
Personal Member and
Library: The Association has a library of its own with a collection of more than 5 thousand books on library and information science and reference tools. The Library is open to all members and students.
Publications: The Association publishes a monthly journal in Bengali with English Abstract named 'Granthagar'. Besides this Association also regularly publishes books on Library and Information Science and library services in English and Bengali.
(a) Certificate Course in Library Science since 1937
(b) Special Course on Computer Application in Library Services
(c) Refresher course for working librarians.
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