Join or Renew Your NYLA Membership

NYLA is open to all members of the library community; librarians, library workers, library trustees, libraries, and even library vendors. Below you will find everything you need to know about joining NYLA, if you have any questions, please contact or phone 518-432-6952 x104.

Want to know more about NYLA? Learn how NYLA works for you by clicking here.

NYLA offers a couple different membership options, you can explore all your choices below.


Personal Membership

Personal memberships are for individuals who would like to become members of NYLA. Annual dues vary based on income level and employment status.

Personal Member Types Dues
   Up to $19,999 $35.00
   $20,000 - $29,999 $60.00
  $30,000 - $39,999 $80.00
   $40,000 - $49,999 $100.00
  $50,000 - $99,999 $125.00
  $100,000+ $150.00
Student $15.00
First-Time Member $25.00
Library Assistant / Support Staff $25.00
Retired / Unemployed $30.00
Trustee / Friend $30.00


Don't want to join online? Download the Personal Membership Form (PDF) and mail it to NYLA Headquarters.

Organizational Membership

Organizational memberships are for libraries and other organizations that would like to become members of NYLA. Organizational members recieve discounted booths at the NYLA  Annual conference, free job postings on the NYLA JOBLine, and associate memberships for library staff.

See the list of current library members here.

Library/Library System Designated Representatives Number of Associate Members Dues
$1 - $50K 1 0 $50.00
$50K - $100K 1 0 $75.00
$100K - $500K 1 1 $150.00
$500K - $1M 1 3 $300.00
$1M - $3M 1 7 $600.00
$3M - $10M 1 14 $1,250.00
$10M+ 1 24 $2,500.00

Organizational members are encouraged to consider adding the LTA Dues Rider to their membership which imbunes all of their trustees with membership in the Library Trustees Association (LTA).
Complete details on the LTA Dues Rider.


Non-Library Organizational Types

Organization Type Designated Representatives Dues
Friends Group All Board Members $50.00
Affiliate Organization 1 $95.00
Library/Information Science School 1 $95.00
Not-for-Profit Org. (NON-Library) 1 $95.00
For-Profit Organization 1 $175.00


Don't want to join online? Download the Organizational Membership Form (PDF) and mail it to NYLA Headquarters.

REMEMBER! Tell us who from your organization will be joining NYLA:

Associate Members - For Library/Library Systems
Use this form to collect membership details from those who you will be assigning associate members to before completing your order to ensure you have all the necessary details. Click here to download the registration form.

Trustees - For Library/Library Systems
Library/Library System organizational memberships are eligible to register their trustees as complimentary non-voting, non-LTA members of NYLA.  Click here to download the registration form.

Friends Group Members 
Friends Group organizational membership entitles up to five members (typically the officers) to become members of NYLA, and ONE to be the designated voting representative. Click here to download the registration form.


Joint Membership Options

Looking to join the Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA)? Or are you a student hoping to join the American Library Association (ALA)? Look no further! You can opt to do a joint membership with SCLA, or if you're a student, ALA.

NYLA / SCLA Memberships
Check out the details on NYLA's first regional chapter, the Suffolk County Library Association, and join online.
Don't want to join online?  A print & mail SCLA / NYLA membership form is available - click here.

NYLA / ALA Student Memberships
Become a joint member of NYLA/ALA for students by clicking here. Joint Student Membership: $44