Libraries and Non-Profits
Your library has a unique opportunity through Organizational Membership in the American Library Association (ALA) to have your concerns about legislation, funding, library use, and advocacy heard at a national level. Organizational Members know that ALA focuses on issues that are important to libraries and library workers. Joining ALA is a benefit to your organization and a voice in the future of America’s libraries.
Eligible organizations include not-for-profit libraries and not-for-profit schools conducting programs of library education as well as other not-for-profit organizations including library associations, affiliated organizations, and foreign organizations.
ALA works through the @ your library campaign® to increase public awareness about the value of libraries to our communities. Organizational Members can take advantage of many ALA programs and events to help expand staff skills and services. Aligning your organization with ALA provides your library with a wide variety of benefits, including discounts on ALA resources like our professional publications, employment and management resources, and affiliated insurance programs. Public, high school, and community colleges receive free Oprah Book Club® selections as a key benefit. Organizational Members now enjoy a 15% discount for ALA Annual Conference registration for groups of 4 or more staff.
2010 - 2011 Organizational Dues
$175 - Very Small Library
$300 - Small
$500 - Medium
$1,300 - Large
$2,000 - Very Large
$150 - Other (defined as Chapters, Affiliates, International Libraries, Tribal Libraries, Prison Libraries, and other non-profit organizations)
Definition of Levels
|Very Small||<10,000||Any single bldg or districts under 300||<1,000|
State libraries, please contact Cathleen Bourdon to discuss dues.
Benefits and Features of Membership
Organizational Members may join any specialty divisions or round tables. International libraries and librarians have a special home in ALA through our International Relations Office.
To apply for Organizational Membership in ALA, download a print ready application to pay by check, credit card or purchase order.
You can contact ALA’s Member and Customer Service Center with questions about which type of Organizational Membership your library or non-for-profit should apply.