- the IFLA is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes high standards in the provision of library and information services and the spreading of awareness of the value of library and information services of a high standard. It also represents the interests of its members on the global level.
- the ASL has been an institutional member of the IFLA since 2002. Within the IFLA itself, it is a member of the sections Academic and Research Libraries and Information Technology.
- LIBER is an association of large scientific libraries in Europe that promote, first and foremost, effective information services, access to scientific information, innovative services for users, the preservation of cultural heritage, and effective management.
- the ASL has been an institutional member of LIBER since 2001.
Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich (the Society for Book Research in Austria)
- the Society for Book Research in Austria aims to promote and coordinate research into the book trade in Austria and maintain a bibliography of new publications in the field. In geographical terms, it focuses on the entire territory of the former Hapsburg monarchy.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library became an institutional member of the society in 2009.
- IGeLU is a group of users of the products of the company Ex Libris, whose aims include reflecting the needs and priorities of this user community, influencing software development with the goal of mutual benefits for product users and the company Ex Libris, and offering the user community a forum for information sharing.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library has been an institutional member of IGeLU since 2004.
- the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic (SKIP) is a voluntary, professional organisation of librarians and information professionals which strives for comprehensive improvements to the standard of library and information work and the associated prestige of the field, and for favourable conditions for their development and activities to be created by the state and the founders of libraries and information institutions.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library has been an institutional member of SKIP since 2000.
Membership of networks
- (Czech and Slovak Library Information Network)
- the aim of the original CASLIN project of the nineteen nineties was to lay firm foundations for a national network of libraries providing users from both this country and abroad with easy, fast and barrier-free access to information stored at libraries and information centres.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library signed up to library co-operation in accordance with the principles of the CASLIN project in 1996.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library was co-organiser in 2001 and organiser in 2006 of an international seminar of the same title.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library is also represented on the seminar programme committee, and its representatives play an active part in the seminar every year.
(European Library Automation Group(
- ELAG is a conference focusing on the application of information technology in libraries and documentation centres. It offers professionals working at libraries and in information technology an opportunity to discuss new technologies, to obtain an overview of the very latest trends, and to share their practical experience.
- the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Library sends specialist members of staff to its annual international events.
(the Association of ALEPH Users)
- SUAleph is an informal association of institutions from the Czech Republic and Slovakia that use Ex Libris products.