ALA Corporate Membership

exhibits at an ala conferenceALA Corporate Members receive recognition as supporters of libraries and library workers and have premier access to more than 50,000 individual and 4,000 organizational members of ALA through our conferences and trade shows. ALA brings Corporate Members visibility in the marketplace and offers member-to-member access to buyers and decision makers in the library community.  Corporate members include businesses not included in either Personal or Organizational definitions that wish to be patrons of ALA.

Corporate Members receive a wide variety of benefits which you can view below. 

Select the corporate membership that meets your needs.

Join online or call 800-545-2433.  Dues rates are for the period of September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023.   (Corporate Membership Information PDF)


  • At the $500 level you can designate one Key Benefit (see list below) you wish to receive when you join or renew (changeable year-to-year, but not within the same year of membership).
  • At the $2,000 level you automatically receive ALL of the Key Benefits (listed below)  --  PLUS, 10% off display advertising in American Libraries magazine (available only at the $2,000 level). 

Key Benefits

  • Discounted Membership List Rental. Receive a 15% discount on renting our membership mailing lists, including lists of members active in special interest divisions, sections, and round tables, as well as Canadian and international addresses.   List Rental Information.

  • Preferred Exhibit Booth Space. Receive preferred booth space assignments before other exhibitors. Get recognized in conference programs and identify your exhibit staff as “Corporate Members” on exhibit badges. Learn more about exhibiting at our conferences on our exhibitor website.

  • Recognition as an ALA Corporate Member in American Libraries Buyers Guide,with a profile badge and inclusion in an advanced search option that allows library customers to filter results by corporate members. Regular Buyers Guide rates apply.

  • 10% off display advertising in American Libraries magazine (available only at the $2,000 level). 

All Corporate Members also receive the following benefits.

  • One free Associate Membership: Includes all benefits of ALA personal membership, including voting rights

  • ALA JobLIST: Discounted member rates on online classified job ads on the top site for both job seekers and employers in the U.S. 

  • American Libraries: A free subscription to American Libraries, the magazine of ALA, providing a wealth of information about libraries, library work and current ALA news and events.

  • AL Direct: Weekly breaking news and information in the award-winning e-newsletter from American Libraries.

  • Discounts from ALA Publishing: 10% discounts on books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics.

Corporate Members may also join any division or round table as an organizational member.

Library Champions are a special level of ALA Corporate Membership. To learn more about the benefits of being a Library Champion or to find out which type of Corporate Membership your business should apply for, contact ALA’s Development Office.

Corporate Membership in ALA Divisions

Dues rates effective September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023.

ALA Division Dues
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) $75
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) $55
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) $125
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures $200
Public Library Association (PLA) $115
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) $80
United for Libraries:  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations $150
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) $72

Corporate Membership in ALA Round Tables

ALA Round Table Dues
Coretta Scott King Book Awards (CSKBART) $25
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange (EMIERT) $25
Film and Media (FMRT) $30
Games & Gaming (GameRT) $20
Graphic Novel and Comics (GNCRT) $30
Government Documents (GODORT) $35
Intellectual Freedom (IFRT) $20
International Relations (IRRT) $15
Learning (LearnRT) $50
Library History (LHRT) $100
Library Instruction (LIRT) $25
Library Research (LRRT) $25
Library Support Staff (LSSRT) $10
Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT) $60
New Members (NMRT) $50
Rainbow Round Table (RRT) $20
Retired Members (RMRT) $50
Social Responsibilities (SRRT) $20
Sustainability (SustainRT) $25