ALA Annual Membership Statistics, 1900-Present

   

Annual membership statistics of the American Library Association are reported every year.

Current year reported once available - March 2014 numbers posted May 1, 2014.

2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s  | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s | 1920s | 1910s | 1900s

See the annual statistics by Divisions or Round Tables.

Contact library@ala.org with any questions.


Membership Statistics, 2010- Present

Year

ALA membership

Mar. 2014                      57765
2013
57518
2012
57540
2011                      58996
2010
61198

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Membership Statistics, 2000-2009

Year ALA membership
2009
61379
2008
64884
2007
64729
2006
64689
2005
66075
2004
64099
2003
63793
2002
64211
2001
63424
2000
61103

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Membership Statistics, 1990-1999

Year ALA membership
1999
58777
1998
55573
1997
55643
1996
56688
1995
56444
1994
55356
1993
55836
1992
54735
1991
52893
1990
50509

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Membership Statistics, 1980-1989

Year ALA membership
1989
49483
1988
47249
1987
45145
1986
42361
1985
40761
1984
39290
1983
38862
1982
38050
1981
37954
1980
35257

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Membership Statistics, 1970-1979

Year ALA membership
1979
35524
1978
35096
1977
33767
1976
33560
1975
33208
1974
34010
1973
30172
1972
29610
1971
29740
1970
30394

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Membership Statistics, 1960-1969

Year ALA membership
1969
36865
1968
35666
1967
35289
1966
31885
1965
27526
1964
26015
1963
25502
1962
24879
1961
25860
1960
24690

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Membership Statistics, 1950-1959

Year ALA membership
1959
23230
1958
21716
1957
20326
1956
20285
1955
20293
1954
20177
1953
19551
1952
18925
1951
19701
1950
19689

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Membership Statistics, 1940-1949

Year ALA membership
1949
19324
1948
18283
1947
17107
1946
15800
1945
15118
1944
14799
1943
14546
1942
15328
1941
16015
1940
15808

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Membership Statistics, 1930-1939

Year ALA membership
1939
15568
1938
14626
1937
14204
1936
13057
1935
12241
1934
11731
1933
11880
1932
13021
1931
14815
1930
12713

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Membership Statistics, 1920-1929

Year ALA membership
1929
11833
1928
10526
1927
10056
1926
8848
1925
6745
1924
6055
1923
5669
1922
5684
1921
5307
1920
4464

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Membership Statistics, 1910-1919

Year ALA membership
1919
4178
1918
3380
1917
3346
1916
3188
1915
3024
1914
2905
1913
2563
1912
2365
1911
2046
1910
2005

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Membership Statistics, 1900-1909

Year ALA membership
1909
1835
1908
1907
1907
1808
1906
1844
1905
1253
1904
1228
1903
1200
1902
1152
1901
980
1900
874

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