Giving Online

Giving online is the most efficient way to support the American Library Association.

To enter our secure giving site, simply click on the giveALA logo below.


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What to Expect When Using giveALA

Before entering our giving platform, you will be requested to sign in with your ALA login name and password to ensure security.  If you are not a member and do not have an ID, click the Want to donate for the first time? Start here link from here or on the login screen. The following pages will guide you through creating a unique login for secure giving.

Once you have a login you will be able to enter giveALA and make your donation to the Association. Upon entering, you can scroll through our many important initiatives by selecting choices on the left navigation, including Major Initiatives, Scholarships, Divisions and Offices or Round Tables.

Fund Categories

When you have finished browsing and wish to select an initiative to support, enter an amount in the field at the right:

ALA Major Initiatives

Once an amount is indicated, the total amount of your contribution will increase below the left navigation.  You can donate amounts to as many initiatives as you choose.  Each amount will increase your total under the left navigation.  To find more information about each initiative, click the "Click Here" button icon next to its title. When you are finished, press the checkout button under your total amount, and you will be able to review your contribution.

Add to Basket button

You may click the Add Tribute or Edit buttons to include information about who you would like each individual contribution to be in honor or memory of.  When you are finished, click Add to basket and you can complete your donation by entering your credit card information.

For any questions or help using our secure giving site, please call (312) 280-3259 or email