ALA Member Value Programs (MVP)

ALA Member Value Programs (MVP) bring real, tangible value to you and your library.  Join ALA today. 

member celebratingLearn about the direct benefits of membership, including discounts on products and services for yourself and your library. Start taking advantage of MVP today.

Personal: Join more than 58,000 ALA members and collectively support and advance your profession and enhance your own knowledge, abilities, and career. Details.                                                                               

Organizational: Whatever your library type , standing together in membership lets libraries, librarians, and staff members access solutions and resources to address problems otherwise faced alone. Details.

Select the program in which you are interested from this alphabetical list or scroll down the page for complete details about each program.

Personal Member Value Programs

Auto Rental – Budget Car Rental

NEW! Pet Insurance – ASPCA

Advocacy University

American Libraries magazine

AL Direct

Auto Insurance – GEICO

Auto Rental – Avis

Awards, Scholarships & Grants for ALA Members

Book Club Central

Conference Discounts – ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting

Digital Galleys – NetGalley-Priority access of digital galleys for ALA members

Dollar Day Savings

EA+  – Emergency assistance program

Homeowners Insurance – GEICO

I Love Libraries website for the public

JobList Onlinefree registration

NEW! Long Term Care Insurance - LTC Global

Office Supply Discount Program – Office Depot

Publication Discounts for Members

The UPS® Savings Program

The UPS® Savings Program - Canadian Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Personal Member Benefits & Value Programs: Scroll for Complete Details


American Libraries magazine subscription

 $75 subscription included as part of your membership (six issues per year plus additional special issues and e-issues).  American Libraries is the journal of the Association, providing members with a wealth of knowledge and information about libraries, library work, and current events in the Association.

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 AL Direct e-newsletter

Consistently recognized as a excellent publication and as one of the most valuable ALA benefit, this members only e-newsletter is delivered weekly to your email inbox.

AL Direct is the best source for breaking news and headlines that affects libraries, including news and features from divisions and round tables.

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NEW! Pet Insurance - ASPCA

Help Protect your pet with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance for ALA Members

Focus more on your pet’s care and less on costs with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Plus, you can save 10% on your base plan premium with a multiple pet discount! ASPCA Pet Health Insurance furthers the mission of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) by helping pet parents afford quality veterinary care so their pets can live longer, healthier lives.

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance reimburses up to 90% of covered costs.* You can customize your coverage to fit your needs and budget. For instance, you can choose your annual deductible and reimbursement (co-insurance) percent. You’re free to use any vet, specialist, or emergency clinic. Just pay for services and submit a claim online, by fax, or by mail. Get reimbursed by check or direct deposit—it’s up to you!

See your options now by visiting www.aspcapetinsurance.com/ALA or calling 877-343-5314. Please be sure to use your priority code for special assistance.

View and Download a Brochure

* Pre-existing conditions are not covered.  Waiting periods, annual deductible, co-insurance, benefit limits and exclusions may apply. For all terms and conditions visit www.aspcapetinsurance.com/terms.  Complete CoverageSM reimbursements are based on the invoice.  Levels 1-4 reimbursements are based on usual and customary eligible costs.  Products and discounts may vary and are subject to change.
Plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and administered by Fairmont Specialty Insurance Agency (FSIA Insurance Agency in CA), a Crum & Forster company.
The ASPCA does not offer insurance.  Through a strategic licensing agreement, in exchange for the use of ASPCA trademarks, the ASPCA is paid a royalty fee of up to 10% of the purchase price, with a minimum of $335,000 per year.  
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 Auto insurance, homeowner's & renter's insurance, and more

In business for over 75 years, GEICO gives you the benefit of great rates on high-quality car insurance. Because you are an ALA member, you could be eligible for a special membership discount on GEICO auto insurance. In addition to your special membership discount, you'll also receive 24-hour service online or by phone, as well as efficient and fair claim handling.

To complete your free, no-obligation rate quote, simply visit www.geico.com/disc/ala or call 1-800-368-2734 to speak with an agent. Make sure to mention that you are a member of ALA to be eligible for that special discount, and so the ALA gets credit for the quote. Remember, every completed quote helps benefit the association.

Already a GEICO customer?  Make sure to let a GEICO representative know that you are a member of  ALA so they can add that information to your policy.

Need insurance for your motorcycle, RV, boat, house or rental unit? GEICO can help you find great coverage at an affordable rate. Simply ask a customer service representative or go online to see how easy it is to get a quote.

DISCLAIMER:

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Boat coverage is underwritten by Seaworthy Insurance Company, a GEICO company. Homeowners and renters coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. © 2015 GEICO

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 Advocacy University

Information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Advocacy University

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Auto Rental - Avis

You can save up to 25% off your next car rental while experiencing the comfort and reliability that come with renting from Avis. With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs. To rent a car, visit Avis or call toll free at 1-800-331-1212 (mention AWD # B1551. And remember to use your ALA Avis Discount number (AWD): B155116 to enjoy these special savings.

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NEW! Auto Rental - Budget

Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. As an ALA member, you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent – up to 25% off Budget’s great rates. To book your car, visit Budget Car Rental or call toll free 1-800-527-0700 and mention the ALA Budget Discount number (BCD): R584716 to receive your discount. Make the smart choice, rent Budget and start saving today!


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Awards, Scholarships and Grants

A variety of grants and fellowships that provide funding or material support for present or future activities. Grants may be offered to support the planning and implementation of programs, aid in the preparation of a dissertation or other publications, and to promote research in library and information sciences. Grants are also given to support travel to conferences, such as the ALA Annual Conference, or other events that can broaden an individual's experience or education in librarianship. These include Book, Print & Media Awards, General Award Information, Grants & Fellowships, Professional Recognition Awards, Scholarships, and Youth Media Awards.

 

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Book Club Central

Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Visit Book Club Central to learn more.

 


Conference Discounts

The largest library conferences and trade shows in the world are available to you at a discount as an ALA Member. ALA Personal Members always receive a discount on registration fees for Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting during preliminary registration. 

 

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Digital Galleys from NetGalley

Are you one of more than 22,000 librarians using NetGalley? NetGalley is a free tool librarians can use to read, review and recommend new books before they are published. Digital galleys are convenient and accessible on all major reading devices and tablets. You can add your ALA member number to your Profile, too, so that publishers approve your requests more quickly. Librarians have one of the highest approval ratings, especially when the library name/ALA distinction is shown clearly in their profile! Sign up here.

Enhanced Access to NetGalley. ALA members who sign up to request digital galleys from NetGalley can now add their ALA member number to their profile, to speed request approval and access to upcoming titles. NetGalley’s catalog currently includes new titles from more than 200 publishers. The digital galleys can be read securely on all major reading devices and tablets. There is no charge for readers to use the site, and ALA members can register with NetGalley. 

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Emergency Assistance Plus: EA+

Accidents and medical emergencies happen when you least expect. Protect you and your family with the ALA Emergency Assistance Plus Program for just pennies a day. You’ll get medical assistance that’s invaluable: Emergency Medical Evacuation, Transportation Home, Travel Assistance, Personal Security Services and many other benefits! Best of all, as a ALA Member, you are GUARANTEED low group rates and cannot be turned down. For more information visit us on the web or call toll-free at 844-824-6694 and one of their friendly Customer Service Representatives will assist you. 

 

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Dollar Day Savings

ALA members now have the added benefit of free shipping and no minimum order on wholesale and closeout products to stretch their dollars even further. DollarDays International has over 1.5 Million registered users and ships bulk items by the case to all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. DollarDays International is a web-based virtual warehouse, where libraries, schools, churches, non-profit organizations and business owners can find great deals on more than 55,000 consumer products, from books and calendars and wholesale office and school supplies to cleaning supplies, electronics such as headphones and ear buds, to holiday and seasonal merchandise. To take advantage of these member benefits ALA members should simply register their account at www.ALA.DollarDays.com.

 

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Homeowners insurance

In business for over 75 years, GEICO gives you the benefit of great rates on high-quality car insurance. Because you are an ALA member, you could be eligible for a special membership discount on GEICO auto insurance. In addition to your special membership discount, you'll also receive 24-hour service online or by phone, as well as efficient and fair claim handling.

To complete your free, no-obligation rate quote, simply visit http://www.geico.com/disc/ala or call 1-800-368-2734 to speak with an agent. Make sure to mention that you are a member of ALA to be eligible for that special discount, and so the ALA gets credit for the quote. Remember, every completed quote helps benefit the association.

Already a GEICO customer?  Make sure to let a GEICO representative know that you are a member of  ALA so they can add that information to your policy.

Need insurance for your motorcycle, RV, boat, house or rental unit? GEICO can help you find great coverage at an affordable rate. Simply ask a customer service representative or go online to see how easy it is to get a quote.

DISCLAIMER:

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Boat coverage is underwritten by Seaworthy Insurance Company, a GEICO company. Homeowners and renters coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. © 2015 GEICO

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I Love Libraries

ALA’s website for the public, I Love Libraries is designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings.

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JobList Online

Personal members can subscribe to ALA JobLIST Direct, the free bi-weekly e-newsletter from ALA JobLIST! The newsletter keeps you up to date on what’s going on with job-seeking and hiring in the profession—including information on new publications, professional development offerings and opportunities to connect and network.

American Library Association Joblist

 

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Long Term Care Insurance with LTC Global

With 35+ years of Long Term Care insurance experience, LTC Global will save ALA members time and money on your Long Term Care Insurance quote. We don't just offer one solution. We offer multiple carriers to help you best meet your individual needs and budget.

Highlights of the program:

  • As an ALA Member you may be eligible for a premium discount.
  • Your extended family members (including spouses, brothers, sisters, parents, children age 18+, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and in-laws) are also eligible for coverage.

It's a simple process, just click here for further information and to get started.

 


Office Depot Program 

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The Office Depot Program offers ALA members savings of 10% off the web price on more than 30,000 office supplies. Keep your workplace running smoothly with discounts on office essentials, breakroom supplies, technology products and more! Shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $50*, or shop in store. Click here to start shopping now!


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Publication Discounts

Members save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics, Discounts do not apply to already discounted items, to special offers or sets. Discounts are not combined.

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The UPS® Savings Program

Let ALA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®. Through the UPS® Savings Program, ALA personal and organizational/ library members can save up to 34%* when you ship with UPS, plus 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!** And, whether you're shipping air or ground, you'll get same day pickup with one driver for all of your shipments. Savings limited to ALA members! Enroll in the UPS Savings Program and save on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:

  • Up to 34% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 32% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.

Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers’ needs. With more service options, superior ground-delivery coverage and overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. to more ZIP Codes than any other carrier, it’s time to put the power of logistics to work for you.

To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/library or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

**See savewithups.com/library for specific services and discounts. Introductory Program discounts will be applied to accounts for Weeks 1 through 4 on the UPS Savings Program. Week 1 includes the date that discounts are applied. Weeks are calculated Sunday through Saturday.

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The UPS® Savings Program - Canadian Members

Good News ALA Members! You can now save 40%* on UPS® shipping services!

In today’s ever-changing marketplace, American Library Association (Canada) understands your need to save time and money. That is why we have leveraged the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your business forward.

Let the experts at UPS® help manage your shipping and supply chain needs so that you can focus on the things that will support growth –things like innovation, sales, and service. Remember, this offer is exclusive to American Library Association (Canada) members. By enrolling in our UPS® Savings Program you can start saving 40% today – no matter how much you ship, when you ship or where it’s going!

To enroll, visit: www.membersbenefitprogram.com/Library or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., ET.

*all eligible shipping services to include domestic and international imports and exports

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Organizational Member Benefits & Value Programs: Details


4imprint

A leading promotional products supplier, 4imprint , is excited to offer ALA Organizational Member Libraries an additional 10% off their already Guaranteed Lowest Prices. 4imprint offers thousands of promotional products which can be imprinted with your logo—from mugs, tumblers and pens to display banners, awards, apparel and so much more.  Most orders are produced and ready to ship in 8 working days or less! In a rush?  Over 5400 products can be imprinted and shipped to within 24 hours!  4imprint Guarantees: Lowest prices or double the difference, On-time shipment or your order is free and 100% customer satisfaction. Visit 4imprint.com/ala today for further details and to obtain your Organizational Member discount code or call our dedicated customer service team toll-free at 1- 888-963-5766

4 Imprint

 

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Advocacy University

Information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Advocacy University

 

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Better World Books

Organizational Members may take advantage of a 15% discount off books and merchandise purchased through Better World Books. Use discount code ‘ALA_2008’ when ordering online.

Better World Books

 

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NEW! Book Club Central

Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Visit Book Club Central to learn more.

 


Conference Group Rate Pricing Discounts for Organizational member staffers who are not individual members of ALA

As an Organizational Member, your institution is entitled to a discount of 15% off the full-priced registration to ALA Annual Conference for groups of 4 or more staffers, friends and trustees who are not already ALA personal members.

 

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DriveSavers Data Recovery

Organizational Members save up to 27% on fast, reliable, and secure data recovery services through DriveSavers Data Recovery. Just reference number ‘DS82154’ when calling 800-440-1904 or online at www.drivesavers.com/estimate for your ALA Organizational Member discount.

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I Love Libraries

ALA’s website for the public, I Love Libraries is designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings.

I Love Libraries

 

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JobList

Organizational Members receive up to a 30% discount on job postings through ALA’s JobList site - your number one source for careers in Library & Information Science and Technology. Additional discounts on Job Ads and Classifieds. LINK

American Library Association Joblist

 

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Library Insurance program

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a leading provider of property and causality insurance for businesses and non-profits, has developed an affinity program for ALA Member public libraries for various insurance products. ALA Member libraries have a unique opportunity with Gallagher to evaluate current insurance needs and choose from supplemental or other comprehensive coverages that are written specifically for libraries. Gallagher offers ALA Member libraries "better than market" rates as a benefit. Gallagher has worked closely with The Hartford to create a set of options that are specific to the needs of libraries. Contact Gallagher to discuss their many coverage options, including, pre-construction and construction.

  • Building and physical plant
  • Collections
  • Rare books, manuscripts, and artwork
  • Electronic data
  • Employee liability
  • Directors and officers

Contact Erika_Morris@AJG.com or 630-285-3840 for a confidential assessment of your library insurance needs. Gallagher's home page can be found at www.ajg.com. Please note that coverage is only available to U.S. public libraries. For information about enrolling your library as an ALA Member, visit AJG's organizational member page.

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E-book Media and Communications Toolkit

E-book Media and Communications Toolkit has resources to help start and continue the conversation regarding library e-book lending, access issues, and general public awareness. Tools include press release and op-ed templates and guidelines for using them with editorial and news media contacts, news hooks you can use locally, tips for relationship building with media contacts, and links to examples of e-book-related editorials and news stories.

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Library Support Program – Empowering Voices

The “Empowering Voices” program provide tools and training for libraries to assess their strengths, recruit community supporters, and tell the story of the transformative power of libraries.

Empowering Voices Transforming Communities

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Library Support Program – Tough Economy Toolkit

The Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit contains resources and tools, including news clips, op-eds and statistics to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times.

 

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Library Worklife E-newsletter

Easy-to-access, easy-to-share information about issues such as career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, and work/life balance via a free, opt-in subscription to the Library Worklife e-newsletter from ALA-Allied Professional Association. Delivered electronically the second Tuesday of each month. Delivered electronically the second Tuesday of each month.

American Library Association Allied Professional Association, the organization for the advancement of library employees

 

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Library Salary Database

The Library Salary Database features salary information from the most recently published ALA-APA Library Salary Surveys of more than 65 librarian and non-MLS positions in academic and public libraries. Users, who access the database with their institutional ALA ID and password, may search for salary information by position, library type, state and/or region.

American Library Association Allied Professional Association, the organization for the advancement of library employees

 

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Membership Badges

Show your support of ALA!

Display these membership badges on your website or in emails.
To download: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on image and choose "Save As."  Note the location of the file.

ALA Organizational Member Web Badge (logo)

ALA Organizational Member Web Badge (logo)

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

 

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Office Depot Program

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The Office Depot Program offers ALA members savings of 10% off the web price on more than 30,000 office supplies. Keep your workplace running smoothly with discounts on office essentials, breakroom supplies, technology products and more! Shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $50*, or shop in store. Click here to start shopping now!

This offer is only valid for a limited time*, visit: https://business.officedepot.com/LIBRARY or call 1-800-MEMBERS (800-636-2377), M-F: 8am - 6pm ET, for more information.


 

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Publication Discounts

Members save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics.Discounts do not apply to already discounted items, to special offers or sets. Discounts are not combined.

American Library Association Editions (logo)American Library Association Graphics (logo)

 

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The UPS® Savings Program

Let ALA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®. Through the UPS® Savings Program, ALA personal and organizational/ library members can save up to 34%* when you ship with UPS, plus 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!** And, whether you're shipping air or ground, you'll get same day pickup with one driver for all of your shipments. Savings limited to ALA members! Enroll in the UPS Savings Program and save on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:

  • Up to 34% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 32% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.

Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers’ needs. With more service options, superior ground-delivery coverage and overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. to more ZIP Codes than any other carrier, it’s time to put the power of logistics to work for you.

To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/library or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

**See savewithups.com/library for specific services and discounts. Introductory Program discounts will be applied to accounts for Weeks 1 through 4 on the UPS Savings Program. Week 1 includes the date that discounts are applied. Weeks are calculated Sunday through Saturday.

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