Member Center

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Our member opportunities bring library people together, so they can strengthen what makes their library unique and invent what comes next. At PLA, we provide the tools and resources necessary to help our members adapt and absorb new responsibilities while shaping the essential institution of public libraries. You deserve an ally as dedicated to possibility as you are.

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For Members

Benefits of Personal Membership
PLA provides a wealth of resources dedicated to helping you build career-changing knowledge and networks. Additionally, ALA membership is a prerequisite to PLA personal and organizational membership and brings its own benefits.

PLA Member Library
Free access to the new PLA Member Library (login required*), which includes new titles in the PLA Quick Reads series and the past five years of Public Libraries magazine.

Manage My Membership
Manage My Membership (login required*) helps you more easily manage and create your own membership experience. Update your membership information, access useful information, better understand how ALA is organized via its Divisions, Round Tables and Offices, and stay abreast of ALA work and professional issues. Over time, ALA will be adding even more options and functions.

Find out how to renew your PLA personal membership.


If you have questions regarding membership dues or becoming a member, please contact the ALA Member and Customer Service (MACS) Center at or 1-800-545-2433 and press 5. MACS representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.

*You will be asked to login to confirm your current PLA personal membership. If you’ve forgotten your login information, you'll be able to retrieve your username/password or create a login if you don't have one from the "Login" page.