Young Adult Library Services (YALS)

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YALS is now digital only. Please view the FAQ.

About YALS

Young Adult Library Services is YALSA's award-winning e-journal, and the preeminent journal on library services for and with teens. YALS  features articles that showcase best and emerging practices, provides news from related fields, spotlight significant YALSA events and opportunities, and offer in-depth reviews of professional literature. YALS is free for members, and available to others by subscription.  The e-version is accessible from the Members' Only section of the YALSA site. Please note you will have to log into your ALA account to access the links.

Please note, YALS does not publish research articles. However, YALSA has a research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults that does. Learn more about The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.


Want to stay at the forefront of teens, learning and libraries? Subscribe to YALS, YALSA’s award-winning quarterly journal.

YALS is complimentary with a membership in ALA and YALSA. Non-members in the United  States and in all other countries cost $70 per year.

YALS subscribers and YALSA members can  access the journal digitally through a flip-book interface. Learn more about the digital issues.

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YALSA’s award-winning quarterly  journal is a four-time APEX Award winner in the category of journals and magazines over 32 pages. YALS reaches more than 5,000 librarians and educators who work in public and school libraries, directly with young adults ages 12-18, as  well as library school students and instructors.

A variety of opportunities are available for you to ensure this YALS‘ diverse and enthusiastic subscriber base reaches your message.

To advertise in YALS, contact Bill Spilman at bill@innovativemediasolutions or view our media kit.

Author Guidelines

Interested in submitting a manuscript? View the author guidelines.


View a list of FAQ's.


View submission requirements and details.


Find a link to the current issue of YALS, along with links to available back issues.

Questions? Contact YALSA Projects at