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Review membership dues rates below. If you need help selecting the appropriate member type please do not hesitate to contact us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected]


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Membership Dues Rates

Organizational Membership | Individual Membership | Strategic Partner 

Organizational Membership Dues Rates

The Organizational Membership Dues Year is July 1 – June 30 to coincide with MLA’s Fiscal Year. Organizational Dues for library members are based on the operating expense budget of the library, library cooperative or consortium, or library school.

The operating expense budget includes the following: The total cost necessary to support the provision of library services including total staff expenditures, total collection expenditures, and other operating expenditures. No capital purchases or pass through purchases for other organizations will be used to calculate organizational dues.

Expense Budget Range Dues
$50,000 or less $119.05
$50,001 to $75,000 $178.57
$75,001 to $112,500 $227.27
$112,501 to $168,750 $290.03
$168,751 to $253,125 $370.12
$253,126 to $379,688 $471.85
$379,689 to $569,531 $601.72
$569,532  to $854,297 $767.30
$854,298 to $1,281,445 $978.33
$1,281,446 to $1,922,168 $1,246.73
$1,922,169 to $2,883,252 $1,589.79
$2,883,253 to $4,324,878 $2,027.01
$4,324,879 to $6,487,317 $2,584.35
$6,487,318 to $ 9,730,975 $3,295.37
$9,730,976 to $14,596,463 $4,202.27
$14,596,464 to $21,894,695 $5,357.01
$21,894,696 to $32,842,042 $6,831.00
$32,842,043 to $49,263,063 $8,708.65
$49,263,064 to $73,894,594 $11,103.62

Download the organizational membership application (pdf) or join online.

Join or Renew Organizational Membership

Individual Member Types and Dues Rates

Individual membership dues are assessed on an anniversary basis and are valid for 12 months from the time you join. MLA members enjoy a 60-day grace period on renewal dues, after which memberships will be canceled for non-payment.

  • Affiliated Individual Member – $85
    Any individual employed by and directly affiliated with an Organizational Member.

  • Unaffiliated Individual Member – $170
    Any individual who is not affiliated with an Organizational Member.

  • Affiliated Trustee Member – $50
    Any Trustee or member of a board of directors of an Organizational Member. $50.

  • Unaffiliated Trustee Member – $100
    Any Trustee or member of a board of directors of a library that is not an Organizational Member.

  • Unaffiliated Library Director – Dues are the greater of $170.00 or 80% of the Organizational Member rate.
    Any library director or chief administrative officer of a library, library cooperative, consortium or library school that is not associated with an Organizational Member. 

  • Retiree Member – $50
    Any person age 60 or older who is a former employee of and retired from a library, library cooperative, consortium or library school is eligible for membership in this category.

  • Student Member – $42
    Joint membership in the American Library Association (ALA) and MLA is available to any Library and Information Science student. Learn more and join or renew at ala.org.

  • Life Member
    Any Individual Member who, on or before January 1, 2010, was designated as a Life Member by the Board of Directors. No dues or membership fees shall be required of Life Members.

Download the individual membership application(pdf) or join online.

Join or Renew Individual Membership

Strategic Partner Dues Rates

The Strategic Partner membership year is July 1 – June 30 to coincide with MLA’s Fiscal Year. Strategic Partners interested in joining outside of the member year should fill out the online membership form or contact us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected]. When we process your membership we will calculate your dues so your next renewal will coincide with MLA's fiscal year. View of Strategic Partner Benefits.

  • Non-profits designated as 501(c)(3) are eligible for Strategic Partner Membership at an annual dues rate of $170

  • For-profit businesses are eligible at an annual dues rate of $300

Unaffiliated Individual membership is also available for those interested in working with MLA at an annual rate of $170. If you are an author, sole-proprietor or individual performer, our Unaffiliated Individual membership may be a better option. Review member benefits for Strategic Partners and Individuals to determine which option would best suit your needs, or give us a call at (517) 394-2774. We are happy to advise on the best option for your circumstances.

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