How to Join or Renew Membership

Which of the following best describes your situation?

Before you start the process of joining or renewing take a moment to read the following information.  It will make the process quick and easy.

SELECT THE OPTION THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR SITUATION.

NEW MEMBER?     If you are sure you are a new member joining ALA for the very first time, click the Online button located in the right hand column of this page. You will be taken to a login page. Use the Create a Profile option. Once your profile is created, you will be taken to our secure online membership form to make your selections.

RENEWING/REJOINING?     If you are an ALA member now, or have been an ALA member in the past, click the Online button located in the right hand column of this page (you need to be logged on to access your record). You will be provided access to your membership record and renewal options.  TO RETRIEVE YOUR LOG-IN INFORMATION.  If you do not remember your login or password information, use the retrieval function or contact Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433, and select option 5. 

NOT SURE? JUST CALL 800-545-2433, option 5. and a staff member will assist you.   If you are not sure whether you are or have ever been a member of ALAor if you have been a member but do not remember your login information, please do not complete the online membership form. Instead, call 1-800-545-2433, option 5.  During the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 Central, a customer service representative will assist you.          

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► Please be aware that former members who fill out a new membership form will be charged the difference in dues, and may experience delays in members-only access to this website and to ALA Connect.

Detailed Instructions for Online Membership Application

Other Ways to Join or Renew Your Membership

Fill out a print-ready PDF Membership form and mail or fax it to us.

Join or renew telephone. Contact an ALA Customer service representative by dialing (800)545-2433 (press 5).

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