Which describes your situation?

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

Which best describes your situation?

New Member?   

 If you are sure you are a new member joining ALA for the very first time, click the Join Online button located in the right hand column of this page. Enter your email and you will be taken to our secure online membership form to make your selections.


If you are an ALA member now, or have been an ALA member in the past, click the Renew Online button located in the right hand column of this page (you need to log in to access your renewal record). Upon login, you will be provided with your renewal options.  Use the Express option to renew without adding any new division or round table memberships. 

Username Retrieval & Password Resets

If you do not remember your username or password, use the retrieval or reset function (available from the log in screen) or contact Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433, option 5. 

Not Sure/Do Not Recall Your ALA Log-In Information?  

Call 1-800-545-2433, option 5, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central, and a customer service representative will assist you.          

► Please be aware that former ALA members who complete a new membership form without logging in may accidently create a second membership record that places you into an incorrect membership category.  In such a scenario, your correct dues will likely be a higher amount. In such cases, ALA will contact you to ensure that you have a single, up-to-date, correct member record, which reflects your correct member type and correct dues amount.  While this updating takes place, you may experience delays in members-only access to ALA's website and to ALA Connect

get a pdf applicationcall member services at 800-545-2433 x 5

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Renew online:

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Options for Joining or Renewing Your Membership

  • Fill out a print-ready PDF Membership form and mail or fax it to us.
  • Join or renew by telephone. Contact an ALA Customer service representative by dialing (800)545-2433 (press 5).
  •  Join the American Library Association online.