The Council advances cooperation between university libraries, initiates development projects, makes statements, motions and initiatives, conducts surveys and nominates joint representatives for different organs.

The Council assembles at least twice a year. The executive committee prepares the meetings of the Council. In addition, the executive committee represents the Council in negotiations/discussions conducted with interest groups, appoints Council representatives when needed, makes statements, organises seminars and training, appoints working groups and gives information about the operations of the Council.