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Why Join NCLA?

The North Carolina Library Association is the only statewide organization in North Carolina concerned with the entire library community. There are many benefits to membership such as continuing education opportunities, advocacy initiatives, access to NCLA publications and the NCLA listserv. But perhaps the most significant benefit is networking and collaborating with other librarians, support staff and institutions across the state. NCLA is constantly evolving, and we cannot do this without you! Please join today and take advantage of these other incentives!

  • Discounted ALA and NCLA membership dues for students and paraprofessionals
  • Workshops and Conference discounts
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Active committees and sections
  • NCLA Leadership Institute
  • Voting rights

What does NCLA do for you? (PDF)

View NCLA Brochure (PDF)

What type of membership should I have?

NCLA has different types of memberships for individuals and institutions. Pick the one that's best for you!

Library Personnel

Library Personnel - members who are library personnel. The membership fee depends on the member's salary at the time of joining or renewal. ($15-$100)

Retired Library Personnel - members who have retired from librarianship at a professional level. ($20)

Lifetime - members who choose to pay a one-time fee and will not be charged for membership in the future. A lifetime membership can pay for itself in as little as 10 years. ($1000)

Non-Library Personnel

Non-Library Personnel - members who are not library personnel such as trustees, non-salaried employees within libraries, or Friends of Libraries members. ($25)

Library School Student - members who are currently enrolled in library school. Members may only renew at this membership level for up to 3 years. ($15)

Joint ALA/NCLA Student Membership - members who are currently enrolled in library school and also would like to join ALA at a discounted rate. Members should apply through the joint membership application on the ALA site.

Contributing Membership

Any individual that would like all membership benefits and chooses not to select a category as listed above. ($50)

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North Carolina Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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