• Sponsors
    Meet the major funders and library sponsors who support the project and help build the library colllection.

Partner Organizations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
    The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world.  Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

  • Center for the Book
    Located within the Library of Congress, the Center plays an essential role in promoting literacy efforts and fostering an understanding of the vital role of books, reading, and libraries within the United States and around the world. 

  • International Youth Library  (IJB)
    Housed in a 15th century castle outside Munich, Germany, the International Youth Library was founded shortly after World War II to encourage tolerance and understanding through children's literature.  Today, the collection numbers more than 600,000 books from all over the world. Among the Library's most important publications is the White Ravens Cataloge, an annual list of outstanding books from around the world.
  • Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section/International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
    IFLA is the global voice of the international library and information profession.  The Section's major purpose is to support the provision of the library service and reading promotion to children and young adults throughout the world.
  • Library of Congress (LOC)
    The largest library in the world, the Library’s holdings include 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.   Its mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.


Collection development

  • Publishers
    View the complete list of publishers whose books appear in the ICDL collection.
  • Book Contributors
    View the individuals, organizations, and institutions who help to identify and collect books for inclusion in the ICDL collection.


  • Translators
    Meet the generous people who help translate the ICDL interface and materials from the ICDL collection.