Joint membership program

Welcome to the Joint Membership Program!

Two categories of joint memberships are offered by the American Library Association: Joint Student Membership and Joint Trustee Membership. If your state association is interested in participating in a joint membership program, please contact the Chapter Relations Office. Other ways to join the association are available. See ALA Student Membership: Frequently Asked Questions Answered.

Please note that ALA membership cannot be added to a current Chapter membership. You can join ALA as a joint member when your Chapter membership expires. The time frame for current ALA students to convert their memberships to joint student memberships is 90 days.

Joint student membership

Three students joining ALA and their state library association!

Join Online: Students

Twenty-eight Chapters (state library associations) allow students to join them and ALA for one low price of $35, from now through August 31, 2014. (See also You Need Your State Library Association!). To apply for joint student membership online, please find your state association immediately below and complete the online form through ALA's secure database.

| Alabama Library Association | Arizona Library Association | California Library Association | Connecticut Library Association | District of Columbia Library Association | Georgia Library Association | Hawaii Library Association | Kansas Library Association | Louisiana Library Association | Maine Library Association | Maryland Library Association | Massachusetts Library Association | Minnesota Library Association | Missouri Library Association | Montana Library Association | Nevada Library Association | New Jersey Library Association | New York Library Association | North Carolina Library Association | Oklahoma Library Association | Oregon Library Association | Pennsylvania Library Association | Rhode Island Library Association | South Carolina Library Association | Tennessee Library Association | Texas Library Association | Washington Library Association | Wisconsin Library Association |

Join Offline: Students

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please find your participating state chapter below and print out your joint student membership application form (PDF). Applications may be mailed to American Library Association, Membership Services, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

| Alabama Library Association | Arizona Library Association | Connecticut Library Association | California Library Association | District of Columbia Library Association | Georgia Library Association | Hawaii Library Association | Kansas Library Association | Louisiana Library Association | Maine Library AssociationMaryland Library Association | Massachusetts Library Association | Minnesota Library Association | Missouri Library Association | Montana Library Association | Nevada Library Association | New Jersey Library Association | New York Library Association | North Carolina Library Association | Oklahoma Library Association | Oregon Library Association | Pennsylvania Library Association | Rhode Island Library Association | South Carolina Library Association | Tennessee Library Association | Texas Library Association | Washington Library Association | Wisconsin Library Association |

Need more than one joint student membership application form? Membership brochures are printed on demand, so allow three weeks for printing and delivery. For more details, contact dwood@ala.org.

Joint trustee membership

Three students joining ALA and their state library association!

Join Online: Trustees

Following up on the success of joint membership programs for library students and support staff, the American Library Association (ALA), and its division United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations announce a new Joint Trustee Membership program with ALA Chapters (state library associations). Trustees new to ALA and the Chapter can join three great organizations for only $100, a 30 percent discount. Five ALA Chapters have already signed up to participate:

| Arkansas Library Association | California Library Association | Massachusetts Library Association | New York Library Association | South Carolina Library Association |

Join Offline: Trustees

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please find your participating state chapter below and print out your joint student membership application form (PDF). Applications may be mailed to American Library Association, Membership Services, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

| Arkansas Library Association | California Library Association | Massachusetts Library Association | New York Library Association | South Carolina Library Association |