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ALA is the largest and most respected membership association in the world for the library industry. It is a community of people working together to ensure that libraries remain vital centers of literacy, access, and opportunity.

Through professional development, advocacy, and engagement opportunities, ALA members gain valuable skills and build connections that advance careers. ALA opens new opportunities for progress as a professional and a profession.

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.


For librarians, library staff, students, and retired

Personal Membership Types and Dues

For libraries and other non-profit organizations

Organizational Membership Types and Dues

For companies looking to support libraries and library workers

Corporate Membership Dues


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