There are three easy ways to join or renew your membership. Click on each option for more details about the same.
Go online and start filling out the form online. Once finished you can submit it and pay dues online. For more detailed guide for joining or renewing your membership, view in browser or download this PDF file.
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-545-2433, option 5
8:30am - 4:30pm (Monday-Friday)
To download a print-ready copy of the applicable ALA membership year applications, please choose below. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any application. Or continue down the page for the online or call-in options for applying. Dues are for the period of September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Personal Membership informational brochure (PDF) - Discusses all types of Personal Memberships
Personal Membership Application (PDF) - Includes all ALA, division, section and round table dues for Personal members.
Support staff application (PDF) - Use for library support staff, paralibrarians, and paraprofessionals.
Student application (PDF) - Use for any student enrolled in degree or certification program of any type. Please visit our Chapter Relations office for information about several Joint Memberships with state chapters and affiliates that are available for students.
International application (PDF) - Use for all non-USA resident librarians for special dues rates.
Organizational application (PDF) - Use for all libraries and non-profits, including international libraries.
Corporate application (PDF) - Use for all businesses that wish to become members of the Association.
Life application (PDF) - Use if you would like to join ALA as a Life Member.