Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) is a network of self-defined librarians, archivists, and information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. For more information about our unifying principles, click here.

In January 2019, we launched Matloub (Wanted), a campaign to raise awareness about issues facing libraries in Palestine and the political context in which they operate, while at the same time offering material support for the libraries’ collections. Learn more—and buy a book!—at

In April and May 2018, LAP’s One Book, Many Communities campaign highlighted the poignant young adult novel Code Name: Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat. Read about the campaign, our events, and related resources in our 2018 toolkit.

In April 2015, LAP members traveled to Palestine for a more in-depth, follow-up working trip. Read our delegation report and solidarity statement here.

Saffurriya artifacts

Objects on display at Abu Arab’s Museum in Nazareth


A page from our post-delegation zine

Cover of a rare book at the Khalidi library

Cover of a rare book at the Khalidi Family Library.