Print Membership Applications

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, 2019, to August 31, 2020.

Personal Membership informational brochure (PDF) - Provides an overview of the many benefits of membership.

Personal Membership application (PDF) - Presents all the different types of personal membership in ALA and all divisions, sections, and round table, along with associated dues.

Support Staff application (PDF) - Use for library support staff, para-librarians, 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.

New! Gift an ALA Membership Form (PDF) - Use if you'd like to purchase an ALA membership for a colleague. 

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If you have questions about which type of membership is right for you or would like to join by phone, please contact our Member Relations & Services center: call member services at 800-545-2433