Anybody interested in the Library Movement may become a member of the Association. Acceptance of membership is subject to the approval of Executive Committee of the Association. There are Five categories of the members in the Association:
A limited number of distinguished persons who have rendered outstanding services towards the development of libraries in the state may be elected as Honorary Members. Such elections would be held at the Annual General Meeting of the Association on the recommendation of the Council and upto a limit of three Honorary Members at a time. Total number of the Honorary Members shall not exceed five and they shall enjoy the rights and privileges of Ordinary Members.
A candidate for admission to this class of membership or for transfer into this class
A candidate for admission to this class of membership or for transfer to this class
A candidate for admission to this class of membership shall be not less than 18 years of age and
This class of membership is open to :
Any distinguished person on the recommendation of the executive committee may be elected as Patron of the Association at the Annual General Meeting.
Every person or institution while applying for membership shall undertake to be bound by the Memorandum, Rules and Regulations or other Bye-laws in force or which may, thereafter, be made from time to time.
Every member shall notify to the Secretary of the association any change in address.
All valid members can participate in the election of all Bodies of the Association as per Rules and Regulations of the Association, i.e. he/she can participate in the election after one year of his/her membership as sanctioned by the central Executive Committe of the Association (under section 13 of BLA constitution). They can participate in the Conferences, Meetings, Annual General Body and Special General Body meetings of the Association. They are entitled to get the Association's Journal 'Granthagar' (published in Bengali with English abstracts) on payment of current membership subscription. They can also use the Association's Library as per Library Rules.