California Library Association

Memberships At-A-Glance

CLA offers a variety of membership levels to match your budget and your desired level of involvement & benefits. Click a membership type to skip to the details.

Membership Eligibility Dues
Individual Supporting Membership Any individual not employed in a CA library $25/yr
Individual Voting Membership Any individual Starting at 35$/yr1
Business Membership Any vendor that does business with CA libraries 200$/yr
Institutional Membership Any library, business, or corporation Starting at 150$/yr2
1 Depending on eligible discounts or income level--see benefits & details for more information.
2 Various levels of participation are available--see benefits & details for more information.

Benefits & Details

Individual Voting and Institutional Memberships are eligible for discounts where applicable--see if any discounts apply to you before you register!

Individual Voting Membership
Benefits Details Register
  • Eligibility to run for association officer
  • Eligibility to participate in association committees
  • Eligibility to participate in our Management Interest Group's Professional Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Eligibility to vote in association elections
  • Discounts on registration to our Annual Conference & our Spring Fling professional training workshops
  • Access to member communications and mailing lists
  • Access to our e-newsletter archives and eligibility to be featured in the newsletter
  • Access to exclusive online resources, including our member directory and past conference materials
  • Special Discounts:
    • Library Student $20 (3 yrs max)
    • Trustee, Retired, Unemployed / Transitional, Friend, Out of State $40
    • First-time members $40 (first year only)
  • Standard rates are based on your gross salary:
    • Less than $30k = $40/yr
    • $30k to $40k = $95/yr
    • $40k to $55k = $120/yr
    • $55k to $85k = $140/yr
    • $85k and up = $165/yr
  • For more information, please call our Membership Department at 1-626-359-6111 or email Membership Associate Lauren Takeda

  • Register online or use our paper form
  • Students: consider purchasing a joint CLA/ALA membership. For a total of 35$/yr, you receive all the benefits of CLA's Individual Voting Membership, plus ALA membership benefits including:
    • 6 issues of American Libraries magazine
    • Weekly e-delivery of AL Direct
    • Bi-monthly Student Direct
    • Discounts on ALA and Division conferences
    • 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics
    • Access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities
    To register for joint CLA/ALA student membership, visit: ALA/California Joint Student Member Form
Individual Supporting Membership
Benefits Details Register
  • Discounts on registration to our Annual Conference & our Spring Fling professional training workshops
  • Access to member communications and mailing lists
  • Access to our e-newsletter archives and eligibility to be featured in the newsletter
  • Access to exclusive online resources, including our member directory and past conference materials
  • $25/yr
  • For more information, please call our Membership Department at 1-626-359-6111 or email Membership Associate Lauren Takeda

Business Membership
Benefits Details Register
  • Discount on exhibit space at our Annual Conference, with priority assignment
  • 10% off your first posting to our online Job Board (new members only)
  • Recognition for your organization's support on our association website
  • Access to exclusive online resources, including our member directory and past conference materials
  • Access to our e-newsletter archives and eligibility to be featured in the newsletter
  • $200/yr
  • For more information, please call our Membership Department at 1-626-359-6111 or email Membership Associate Lauren Takeda

Institutional Membership
Benefits Details Register
  • Full-time legislative advocacy and support on behalf of California libraries
  • 50% off on postings to our online Job Board
  • Discount on exhibit space at our Annual Conference
  • Access to member communications and mailing lists
  • Access to our e-newsletter archives and eligibility to be featured in the newsletter
  • Note: Institutional Memberships can be by calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31) or by fiscal year (July 1-June 30) as you prefer.
  • Special Discounts:
    • Out-of-state = $150/yr
  • Standard rates are based on your organization’s current annual operating expenditure:
    • 20 million and up = $1,800/yr
    • 10 to 20 million = $1,200/yr
    • 5 to 10 million = $1,000/yr
    • 2 to 5 million = $750/yr
    • 1 to 2 million = $600/yr
    • $500k to 1 million = $500/yr
    • $200k to $500k = $250/yr
    • Less than $200k = $150/yr
  • For more information, please call our Membership Department at 1-626-359-6111 or email Membership Associate Lauren Takeda

  • Call us at 1-626-359-6111 or use our paper form
  • Interested in a higher level of involvement, support, & benefits?
    Consider choosing an Enhanced or Sustaining Institutional Membership when you register for Standard Institutional Membership.

Enhanced Institutional Membership

Enhanced Institutional Members make a greater contribution to CLA; this membership level represents a higher level of involvement & support among our institutional members and receives a greater amount of member benefits.

In addition to the benefits of Standard Institutional Membership, Enhanced Institutional Membership includes:

  • Silver Level ($500/yr)
    • Unlimited free postings to our online Job Board
    • 1 free basic registration to our Annual Conference
    • 1 free basic registration to one of our Spring Fling professional training workshops
    • 1 profile article in our monthly e-newsletter
  • Gold Level ($750/yr)
    • Silver level benefits, plus:
    • +1 free conference registration (2 total)
    • +1 free Spring Fling registration (2 total)
    • 1 free ad spot in our monthly e-newsletter
  • Platinum Level ($1,000/yr)
    • Gold level benefits, plus:
    • +1 free conference registration (3 total)
    • +1 free Spring Fling registration (3 total)

Sustaining Institutional Membership

Sustaining Institutional Members make a sustaining contribution to CLA; this membership level represents the highest level of involvement & support among our institutional members and receives the greatest amount of member benefits. Sustaining Institutional Membership is available at a rate of $9,000/yr.

In addition to the benefits of Standard Institutional Membership, Sustaining Institutional Membership includes:

  • 4 free full registrations to our Annual Conference for employees, trustees, volunteers or advocates of your organization, plus perks:
    • 1 free exhibit space
    • Recognition for your organization's sustaining contribution at the Annual Awards Gala (does not include tickets to the Gala)
    • 4 free tickets to the Annual President’s Reception
    • 4 free tickets to the Annual Legislative Luncheon
  • 4 free individual voting memberships for employees, trustees, volunteers or advocates of your organization
  • Unlimited free postings to our online Job Board
  • 1 free ad spot in our monthly e-newsletter
  • Recognition for your organization's sustaining contribution on our association website

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