JMLA HP (Japanese)

Japan Medical Library Association


The mission of Japan Medical Library Association (The JMLA) is to contribute to the progress of health, medicine and related areas by promoting health sciences library activities and encouraging research and development of medical and health information so that patrons can access and build advanced medical knowledge.


The JMLA, which was originally established as the National Medical College Library Association in 1927, actively brings together a variety of health sciences libraries affiliated with national, prefectural, municipal and private institutions. After the introduction of individual members, the association was reformed as an incorporated non-profit organization in 2003.