Ukrainian Library Association considers itself a leader in upholding the rights of Ukrainian citizens access to all volumes of accumulated knowledge and information, the rights to freedom of speech, in developing an open information society, which are based on knowledge.

ULA promotes the formation of societal understanding in the library's role as a factor of democracy development, civil society, science, culture, continuous education of the population, their information and technological enlightenment, and the center of culture and information. 

ULA promotes the development of library-information branches and librarians as a profession in Ukraine, professionalization of library-information employees.

ULA operates based on the following conceptual principles:

  • providing intellectual freedom and commitment to democracy;
  • user "reader-centered" orientation 
  • promotion of education and enlightenment of the nation.
  • continuous training, constant professional development, cooperation, partnership, openness, transparency, and accountability.