Nepal Library Association was started in 1955 but due to its passive nature it was vanished. Later on 23rd October, 1980 (9th Ashwin, 2037 B. S.) Nepal Library Association (NLA) was reestablished with a joint effort made by librarians, information scientists, academicians, researchers and social workers.
Nepal Library Association (NLA) the apex body of Nepali Library and Information Professionals, organizations and institutions which is a registered as a non-profit, non-partisan and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It has its own constitution and enjoys autonomy in its function.
NLA represents individual and institutional members from all over the country. NLA has been the member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) since 1990.