Madras Library Association (MALA) Leading the Library Movement Since 1928

Welcome to Madras Library Association !

Madras Library Association (MALA) was founded on 31st January 1928 by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan and Mr. K.V. Krishnanswamy Aiyar . The library movement in the former Madras Presidency originated as part of the national movement for political freedom and social development. The Indian National Congress spearheaded the movement for Swaraj and its annual conferences provided a platform for other organisations with national goals to hold their meetings. The fifth All India Library Conference was held in Madras, along with the Congress session, during the last week of December 1927. As a followup to the deliberations of this conference, through the initiative of Mr. K.V. Krishnanswamy Aiyar and Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, the Madras Library Association (MALA) was founded on 31st January 1928.

Upcoming Events


Madras Library Association (MALA),

Dr MGR-JANAKI  College for Women &

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

NDLI Club - Chennai District Workshop

Date: 16 th December 2019 (Monday)

Time: 09:00am to 05:00pm

Venue: Seminar Hall, Dr MGR-JANAKI College for Women , R.A. Puram, Chennai - 600018

Registration Fee: Nil

Resource Person: Dr Vignesh Sornamohan, Cheif Strategic and Outreach Officer, NDLI

NDLI will provide lunch, refreshments, and certificate of participation during the event.

Click here to view brochure

We request the participants to register here:

Last date to register  05th December 2019.


National Conference on


“LIBYCON 2019”

Organized By Department of Central Library, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital & Madras Library Association 

on 28 December 2019

Venue : Macleod Hall - Central Library Second Floor Sree Balaji Medical college & Hospital No.7,Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai-44

Registration online :