The Estonian Music Library Association (EMLA) was founded in 1991 with the aim to establish a network of Estonian music libraries and promote cooperation among music librarians as well as to support interests of the profession. Since 1994 EMLA is the IAML Estonian branch. The 2003 IAML Congress took place in Tallinn, Estonia, 6-11 July.

Present membership represents different types of libraries and archives: music academy library, national library, university library, public libraries, traditional music centre and composer’s personal archive, and individual members. Twice yearly EMLA organizes training courses for music librarians to develop professional competencies and contribute to the improvement of music services offered by music libraries and archives.