proud 25 year 's experience

The Nepalese Association of School Librarians (NASL) is a registered non-government, not for profit, social organization with the mission of “One School, One Library”. Founded in 1996 as an ad-hoc committee, it was registered in 1997 with the mission of encouraging library requirement in every school towards the betterment of quality education throughout Nepal.

Chairperson message


My hearty greetings on behalf of NASL! 

I have been working for this association since its initiation in 1995.

The association empowers school leaders to transform teaching and learning that reflect the core values of life, innovation, equity, diversity, inclusion, intellectual freedom, and collaboration.

Sharada (Pandey) Siwakoti


NASL will be influential in the establishment and promotion of the school library in every district of the country campaigning One School, One Library, and to produce skilled and creative manpower and to empower professional development.


Our mission is to provide a national forum for all people, interested in promoting effective school library media programs, that advance the social, economic, and educational development of the nation, and to raise voices for empowering, unite and boost school library professions as a leader of the knowledge society. NASL works in cooperation with other professional associations and organizations.

NASL affirms that access to information is a fundamental human and child’s right. NASL also work for enhancing other types of libraries in the country.   



Guiding Principles

• School library definition, Vision, mission statement, and objectives

• School library service and programs guidelines

• Roles of teacher-librarian guidelines 

• Ethics of teacher-librarians guidelines

• Organizing school library guidelines 

• School library collections guidelines

• IFLA/UNESCO standard for school library guidelines

• Empowering teachers and learners guidelines

• Instructional program of school library guidelines etc  



Library support

We support books and other essential materials for libraries all over the Nepal 

School Librarians Training

We organize trainings for capacity development of school librarians

Policy Advocacy

We organize policy discussion forums to develop policy related to school library. 


Our team

Sharadha Siwakoti


Mrs. Siwakoti had a very lively discussion about teaching and learning system of Nepal with her colleagues there. They also share their ideas with her about the way of effective teaching children through dialogues and school libraries.

Hari Bhakta Shrestha


Mr Shrestha was a former principle of Mahendra Baudha High school . He has been contributing NASL-nepal as a general secretary since 2019 A.D. without any remuneration.

Sunita Joshi


Mrs. Joshi has been working in NASL-Nepal a founder member and became a treasurer since 2019 A.D. She is one of the sincere and hard working member of NASL-Nepal. She has contributed for advocay programs.

our achievements

2500+ Libraries

We are proud to announce that we are directly associated to the more than 2500 libraries all over Nepal.

25 Years of Experience

NASL recently celebrated its Silver Jubilee. This continuous journey is a remarkable history for the library sector in Nepal.

IASL Award

Sharada Siwakoti, Chairperson NASL received Jean Lowrence Leadership Grant Award from International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) on 2017.

our core values


We are transparent. We will share and discuss all the program and project in the committee and provide all the documents to all stake holders and related partner organization before working on the topic, for comment and suggestion. And make all of them to aware their roles. NASL follows all the Government rules, regulations and accounting system. There is a provision of agreement, bill and voucher, day book, ledger and yearly auditing system.


NASL has been producing skilled manpower working in the field of library and school libraries. They are efficient and effective man power. NASL is giving more emphasis to plan highlighted need to create thinking school and learning nation. Translating some of the key areas of focus was the emphasis to more away from rote learning to problem based learning and project work so as to encourage creativity and innovation.


NASL has developed a better working policy with low cost high achievement. It has been continuously working and providing great benefit to related institutions and individuals. NASL group is devoted to provide service with the slogan “we can do” with low cost to success the campaign to start library and to promote motto “One school, one library” which has been advocating around two decades


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