ALA Organizational Membership

Through organizational membership in ALA, your library gains a unique opportunity to have its concerns clearly heard at the national level. Joining ALA is a benefit to your organization and in maintaining a strong a voice in the future of America’s libraries. Eligibility includes all types of libraries, not-for-profit schools conducting programs of library education, and other not-for-profit organizations including library associations, affiliated organizations, and international organizations. 

ALA works 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. Joining ALA offers your library a wide range of benefits, including discounts such as professional publications, employment, and management resources, human resource and managerial resources, information, and important library-related insurance.

Rates effective September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024

Organizational Member Dues Information

Rates effective September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024.

$183 - Very Small Library
$314 - Small
$524 - Medium
$1,363 - Large
$2,098 - Very Large

$157 - Other —includes Chapters and Affiliates, International Libraries, and non-profit organizations other than libraries

Size Public Libraries
by Service Population
School Libraries
by # of Students in the District
Academic Libraries
by Student FTE
Very Small <10,000 Any single building or district <300 <1,000
Small 10k - 24k 300 - 499 1k-3k
Medium 25k - 99k 500-749 3k-10k
Large 100 - 499k 750-999 10k-30k
Very Large >500k >1,000 >30k

State Library Agencies need to self-identify as Very Small to Very Large based on their total budgets minus any "pass through" funds.

Organizational Membership in ALA Divisions

Dues rates effective September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024.

ALA Division Dues
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) $75
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) $58
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) $125
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures $200
Public Library Association (PLA) $121
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

Organizational Membership in ALA Round Tables

Dues rates effective September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024.

Organizational Membership dues are $30 per Round Table

Coretta Scott King Book Awards (CSKBART)
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange (EMIERT)
Film and Media (FMRT)
Games & Gaming (GameRT)
Graphic Novel and Comics (GNCRT)
Government Documents (GODORT)
Intellectual Freedom (IFRT)
International Relations (IRRT)
Learning (LearnRT)
Library History (LHRT)
Library Instruction (LIRT)
Library Research (LRRT)
Library Support Staff (LSSRT)
Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT)
New Members ( NMRT)
Rainbow (RainbowRT)
Retired Members (RMRT)
Social Responsibilities (SRRT)
Sustainability (SustainRT)