About ALD on the Web

Now, when you need to find anyone or anything in the library community, you can search the American Library Directory (ALD) online! Including all the information from the popular print directory, ALD on the Web is a way to bring your library search capabilities to a whole new level.

ALD is an acclaimed reference guide that provides librarians and library users with the most complete, current, and easily accessible information on libraries across North America. You’ll find detailed profiles for more than 30,000 public, academic, special, and government libraries and library-related organizations in the U.S. and Canada—including addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, expenditures, holdings and special collections, key personnel, special services, and more—more than 40 categories of library information in all.

With ALD on the Web you can:

  • Locate libraries, consortia, library schools, colleagues, resources, and qualified prospects with ease

  • Search by library type or location to identify libraries and special collections

  • Identify all libraries that meet certain criteria — holdings, staff size, expenditures, income, and more — with a single search

  • Combine search categories to meet the most complex and exhaustive library research needs
Also, with several different levels of registration, you can tailor your subscription to fit your searching needs.