ALA Personal Membership: Benefits & Types


ALA membership is open to individuals, organizations, and non-profits, and businesses interested in working together to change the world for the better through libraries and librarians. ALA personal membership provides resources and benefits that help move your career forward with continuing education, networking opportunities and the latest library trends. Learn more about the benefits that come along with your personal membership below.

There are a variety of memberships and dues rates to meet the needs of any individual, organization/library, or business—along with opportunities to join divisions and round tables that focus on professional needs and interests.

Please expand the sections below for more information regarding dues and member types for ALA personal membership, Division membership, and Round Table membership.

Student Members - you can join both your state association and the American Library Association for a discounted price. Find out more about Joint ALA-State Chapter Student Memberships


ALA membership includes access to exclusive perks and offers that can help you maximize your personal and professional life. LEARN MORE