Become a Member

The Catholic Library Association offers you professional membership with benefits:

  • A voice in the future of libraries
  • Information on current library issues and trends in the U.S. and abroad
  • Scholarship opportunities for professional development in library and information science
  • Continuing education programs and workshops
  • Discounted registration fees to the annual CLA convention
  • Subscription to Catholic Library World, CLA’s official journal
  • The online CLA Handbook and Membership Directory
  • Electronic discussion groups

An opportunity...

  • to interact with others who are involved in library service
  • to share in the ideals of outstanding librarians, authors and educators
  • to voice your opinion and share your expertise in areas of interest to the library community

Salary-Based Member

Includes a quarterly subscription to CLW and one free section membership. Each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge. Membership fee is based on your salary range.

Salary Range Membership Fee
Less than $15,000 $55.00
$15,000 - 29,999 $65.00
$30,000 - 44,999 $75.00
$45,000 - 59,999 $85.00
$60,000 and Up $95.00

Join as Salary-Based Member

Institutional Member

Includes a quarterly subscription to CLW and one free section membership. Each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge. Membership fee is based on your institutional budget exclusive of employee compensation.

Budget Range Membership Fee
Less than $50,000 $125.00
$50,000 - 99,999 $250.00
$100,000 - 499,999 $350.00
$500,000 and Up $500.00

Join as Institutional Member

Retiree/Volunteer Member

One free section membership is included, but each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge. Does not include a quarterly subscription to CLW, but a subscription can be added to your membership for an additional $30.00.

Cost: $25.00

Join as Retiree/Volunteer Member

Student Member

One free section membership is included, but each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge. Does not include a quarterly subscription to CLW, but a subscription can be added to your membership for an additional $30.00.

Cost: $25.00

Join as Student Member

Sustaining Member

Includes a quarterly subscription to CLW and two free section memberships. Each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge.

Cost: $175.00

Join as Sustaining Member

Corporate Member

Includes a quarterly subscription to CLW and one free section membership. Each additional section membership will incur a $5.00 charge. Also includes a 10% discount on CLW advertising.

Cost: $300.00

Join as Corporate Member

Note: Contributions or gifts to the Catholic Library Association are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Payments of membership dues may be deductible under section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for individual assistance in specific member situations.