Paying Dues in Installments

Personal members with dues for ALA, divisions and round tables totaling over $135.00 are able to pay in two equal installments over the course of the year when renewing, joining or rejoining online with a credit or debit card.  Contributions to ALA scholarships and endowment funds are not eligible for the installment plan.

Here’s how it works

  •  Join or Renew online only 
  •  Have dues totaling $135.00 or more in any combination of ALA, divisions, sections and round tables
  •  Use a valid credit or debit card with an expiration date later than the end of the 6th month of that year’s membership
  •  The first installment will happen when you complete your transaction
  •  The second installment will be charged around the 15th day of the 6th month of your membership year
  •  A $1.50 service charge will added to each installment
  •  If your installment payment fails, ALA will attempt to contact you at the email and phone you provide to secure an alternate form of payment
  •  If ALA cannot charge your second installment by the end of the 6th month, your ALA membership(s) will be canceled. 

We hope that the installment payment option is right for you.  Please contact Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 (press 5) or by email at with questions about timing, to inquire about a pending installment or to follow-up on an outstanding installment payment.