Membership in United for Libraries

NEW: United for Libraries Resources

We've compiled a handy Excel file of the top resources available FREE and for members only. Please note this is a working compilation and resources may be added at any time. Also, it's not possible to list all of the wonderful links and resources we have on our site, so if you are looking for something and can't find it on this list, email Beth ( or Jillian ( and we'll let you know if we have the resource and if so, where to find it.

Member Benefits

Check out the list of all the great benefits United for Libraries offers to its members depending on membership type (personal, Board of Trustees, Friends Group, or Foundation):

  • FREE Newsletters
  • FREE Toolkits
  • FREE Access to digital publications
  • Discounts
  • Awards
  • and lots more!

Learn more about membership with our quick five minute webinar that shows you the great resources and benefits you'll receive and how to join United for Libraries.

Get the support of a national organization, along with information, guidance, and resources unique to Trustees, Friends, and Foundations!

Increase powerful citizen support for your library! Your first step is joining United for Libraries, the national organization for enthusiastic library supporters in communities and on campuses. United for Libraries has the resources your Friends, Trustees, and Foundation need to maximize their support for your library. No one has a stronger voice for libraries than those who use them, raise money for them, and govern them. By uniting these voices, library supporters everywhere will become a real force to be reckoned with at the local, state, and national levels.

“An innovative and visionary organization, United for Libraries takes the bold new step to be the umbrella organization for members of Friends groups, Boards of Trustees, Library Foundations, and their administrators. Empowered with quality training, resources, and leadership experiences from United for Libraries, a new generation of library supporters will guarantee successful libraries of all types throughout the country.”

Pat Smith
Executive Director
Texas Library Association

Learn more about Member Benefits or How to Join United for Libraries.

Authors for Libraries

United for Libraries is bringing authors and libraries together in a unique partnership to connect authors with libraries, Friends of the Library groups, and library Foundations as well as to keep authors informed about issues and concerns affecting libraries on a national level. For just $39 you will help strengthen support for libraries, connect with libraries, stay informed, and learn how your voice can help libraries throughout the country. Learn more.

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