CAAL-CBPA is a vibrant regional network of Atlantic Canada’s public university and college libraries leveraging community and collaboration to advance scholarship, innovation, diversity, and accessibility in teaching, learning, research, and student experiences.


CAAL-CBPA is a rich and diverse learning and research ecosystem of libraries that employs deeply collaborative solutions to inspire learning, and spark creativity and innovation.


CAAL-CBPA, as a member organization, values:

  • Collaboration – enable members to thrive through a culture of shared services, resources, programs, and ideas.
  • Innovation – boldly and proactively engage the fast evolving academic and information landscape with agility and resolve.
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion – empower and engage a full spectrum of ideas, talents, perspectives, and experiences to ensure open and equal access.
  • Accountability – in a spirit of collegiality, we will govern strategically with transparency in meeting our obligation of due diligence and responsible stewardship.


We are a dynamic community of librarians and library staff bringing valuable experience and a willingness to ensure the best quality of service to meet user needs. All of our members are actively involved in pursuing innovative and cost-effective ways to benefit our faculty and students. Collaboration maximizes benefits to, and builds capacity within, our member institutions.

Our purpose is to enhance post-secondary education, research, and scholarly communication in Atlantic Canada by:

  • providing a venue to influence public policy
  • advocating on matters relevant to members and the post-secondary community
  • fostering cooperation and resource sharing
  • supporting consortial purchasing to achieve optimal savings
  • coordinating library services among member institutions
  • improving the delivery of information services
  • providing a network of colleagues, so that all levels of staff can have a voice in regional initiatives

Much of our work is done through our Committees, Working Groups, and Board of Directors. Membership is reflective of staff from all aspects of library service.

Interested in becoming more involved, or in becoming a member, please contact us at execdir@caul-cbua.ca.

Download the "Together We're Stronger" info sheet.

Last Updated: April 3, 2022