Members

We welcome and encourage all European countries to take part of NAPLE. If you are the national authority for public libraries in your country and it is not already represented in NAPLE do not hesitate to contact us.

Currently there are no membership fees.

Ireland (Chair)

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna / The Library Council (LGMA) 
Contact: Stuart Hamilton, Libraries Development; Joan Ward, Libraries Development 
Address: 53/54 Upper Mount St, Dublin 2 
Phone: +353 1 6761167

Germany

German Library Association / Deutsche Bibliotheksverband 
Contact: Barbara Schleihagen, Chief Executive Director
Address: Fritschestraße 27-28 (2. Hof, Aufgang A, 1. Stock rechts)10585 Berlin 
Phone: 030 644 98 99 10

Norway

National Library of Norway 
Contact: Svein Arne Tinnesand, Library Development Department Director; Arne Gundersen, Senior Advisor 
Address: Postboks 2674 Solli, N-0203. Oslo Phone: +47 23 27 61 38 (Svein Arne Tinnesand)
Phone: +47 23 27 62 58 (Arne Gundersen)

Portugal

Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos, e das Bibliotecas / General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries 
Contact: Bruno Duarte Eiras, Deputy Director-General for Book, Archives and Libraries 
Address: Edifício da Torre do Tombo Alameda da Universidade. 1649-010 Lisboa
Phone: +351 210 037430 Fax: +351 210 037 101

Slovenia

Ljubljana City Library 
Contact: Aleš Klemen, Consultant for public libraries 
Address: Kersnikova ulica 2, Ljubljana 
Phone: +386 1 308 51 75

Switzerland

Bibliomedia Schweiz 
Contact: Franziska Baetcke, Director 
Address: Rosenweg 2, CH – 4500. Solothurn 
Phone: 0041 32 623 32 31 Fax: 0041 32 623 33 80

Belgium

Flanders – Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en Media 
Contact: Joris Eeraerts, Library Policy Officer 
Address: Arenbergstraat 9, 1000 BRUSSEL

Czech Republic

The National Library of the Czech Republic 
Contact: Vladana Pillerová, Information Centre for Librarianship (Department Head) 
Address: Klementinum 190, 110 01. Prague 
Phone: 420 2 22221341 Fax: 420 2 21663175

Croatia

Ministry of Culture 
Contact: Dubravka Duric Nemec, Head of Directorate for Literature, Publishing and Libraries 
Address: Runjaninova, 2. Zagreb, Hrvatska 10000 
Phone: +385 1 48 66 408

Denmark

Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces. Centre for the Arts and Libraries 
Contact: Anders Cato, Senior Advisor 
Address: Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen. Hammerichsgade 14. 1611 København V 
Phone: +45 3373 3396

England

Libraries Connected 
ContactIsobel Hunter, Chief Executive 
Address: Islington Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, N5 1PF 
Phone: 0203 370 2307; 0773 828 1703

Estonia

Eesti Kultuuriministeerium / Estonian Ministry of Culture 
Contact: Ülle Talihärm, Adviser on libraries 
Address: Suur Karja 23, 15076. Tallinn 
Phone: 372 628 2244 
Fax: 372 628 2200

Finland

Ministry of Education and Culture 
Contact: Leena Aaltonen, Counsellor for Cultural Affairs 
Address: P.O. Box 29, FI-00023 Government. Helsinki 
Phone: +358 0295 3 30299

Germany

German Library Association / Deutsche Bibliotheksverband 
Contact: Barbara Schleihagen, Chief Executive Director
Address: Fritschestraße 27-28 (2. Hof, Aufgang A, 1. Stock rechts)10585 Berlin 
Phone: 030 644 98 99 10

Greece

Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists 
Contact: Antonis Mourikis, Association’s representative 
Address: Akadimias 84 Athens 106.78 
Phone: +306972331224

Hungary

Hungarian Library Institute at the National Szechenyi Library 
Contact: Katalin Bankeszi, Honorary Director 
Address: 1014 Budapest, Szent György Tér 4-5-6 
Phone: (1) 224 3700

Ireland

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna / The Library Council (LGMA) 
Contact: Stuart Hamilton, Libraries Development; Joan Ward, Libraries Development 
Address: 53/54 Upper Mount St, Dublin 2 
Phone: +353 1 6761167

Lithuania

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania 
Contact: Grazina Lamanauskiene, Chief Officer (Libraries) 
Address: J.Basanavičiaus str. 5, Vilnius LT-01118 
Phone: +370 5 219 3477 
Fax: +370 5 262 31 20

Netherlands

Koninklijke Bibliotheek 
Contact: Sander van Kempen, Stafafdeling Bibliotheekstelsel 
Address: Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE Den Haag, Netherlands 
Phone: +31 6 54328308

Northern Ireland

Libraries Northern Ireland 
Contact: Helen Osborn, Director of Library Services 
Address: Omagh Library. 1 Spillars Place, Omagh BT78 1HL 
Phone: +44 028 82 440 726

Norway

National Library of Norway 
Contact: Svein Arne Tinnesand, Library Development Department Director; Arne Gundersen, Senior Advisor 
Address: Postboks 2674 Solli, N-0203. Oslo Phone: +47 23 27 61 38 (Svein Arne Tinnesand)
Phone: +47 23 27 62 58 (Arne Gundersen)

Poland

Biblioteka Narodowa / National Library 
Contact: Izabela Koryś, Head of Libraries Development Unit
Address: al. Niepodległości 213. Warsaw 02-086 
Phone: +48 22 608 24 27

Portugal

Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos, e das Bibliotecas / General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries 
Contact: Bruno Duarte Eiras, Deputy Director-General for Book, Archives and Libraries 
Address: Edificio da Torre do Tombo Alameda da Universidade. Lisboa 1649-010 
Phone: +351 210 037430 Fax: +351 210 037 101

Scotland

Scottish Library and Information Council 
Contact: Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer 
Address: Turnberry House, Suite 5.5, 175 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2LB
Phone: +44 0141 202 2999

Slovenia

Ljubljana City Library 
Contact: Aleš Klemen, Consultant for public libraries 
Address: Kersnikova ulica 2, Ljubljana 
Phone: +386 1 308 51 75

Spain

Ministry of Culture and Sports 
Contact: Clara Ortega, Head of Subdirectorate for Library Cooperation 
Address: Plaza del Rey nº1 . 28004 Madrid 
Phone: 91 701 72 65

Sweden

National Library of Sweden 
Contact: Anna Lundén, Head of Division, National Coordination of Libraries; Elisabet Rundqvist, National Library of Sweden 
Address: Stockholm 5039 SE-102 41 
Phone: +46 10 709 36 14

Switzerland

Bibliomedia Schweiz 
Contact: Franziska Baetcke, Director 
Address: Rosenweg 2, CH – 4500. Solothurn 
Phone: 0041 32 623 32 31 Fax: 0041 32 623 33 80

Wales

National Library of Wales 
Contact: Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and National Librarian 
Address: Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3UR 
Phone: +0300 062 2112Antonis Mourikis