How to Join United for Libraries

Current ALA Members
To add the United for Libraries division to your current ALA membership, please click here or call (800) 545-2433, option 1. United for Libraries membership is based on your ALA membership type and ranges between $60 to $70 per year (pro-rated to match your current ALA membership expiration). A special rate of $25 is available for those with an ALA student membership. For more information please review information about the benefits of joining United for Libraries.

New ALA Members
If you are not yet a member of ALA, you can join as a personal member. Trustees and Friends/Foundations pay $130/year for ALA and United for Libraries membership. To join, call (800) 545-2433, option 1, or visit www.ala.org/membership. For more information please review the benefits of joining United for Libraries.

Friends Group, Foundation, and Trustee Board Group Members
Effective May 6, 2022, the group membership option is transitioning to personal membership in ALA and United for Libraries. If your group received a renewal notice by mail or email, you may proceed with renewing by mail or phone. Groups with an expiration date of November 30, 2022, and beyond will receive details by email and mail about converting to personal membership, including the many new benefits and resources included with personal membership. If you have any questions and/or need assistance, please contact United for Libraries staff by phone at (312) 280-2161 or by email at united@ala.org. For more information please review the benefits of joining United for Libraries.