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About APLAP

The Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP) is an organisation for Parliamentary Libraries and Parliamentary Research and Information Services in the Asia Pacific region. National and State or Provincial legislatures from almost 40 countries are represented in APLAP's membership.

APLAP was founded in 1990 to encourage cooperation and knowledge sharing between bodies that provide library and research services to Parliaments in Asia and the Pacific. APLAP considers matters affecting the common interests of Parliamentary Libraries in the region, develops and shares methods and techniques to improve services provided to members of parliament by APLAP member organisations, and organises conferences and training days.

APLAP is an International Association member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).