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Librarians, library staff, library supporters, vendors, and students.

We have a place for you at TLA! Join the Texas Library Association to take advantage of valuable member benefits, expand your career opportunities, and support the library profession. Individual memberships are available for the following: librarians, library professionals, and library staff from academic, public, school and special libraries; full-time students; retired librarians; vendors; and trustees, supporters, and advocates.

Check out these short videos, below, for step-by-step directions on registration and membership in our new system:

Dues Level 2024 Rates
Professional: Unemployed – $9,999 $27
Professional: $10,000 – $14,999 $52
Professional: $15,000 – $19,999 $70
Professional: $20,000 – $29,999 $87
Professional: $30,000 – $39,999 $122
Professional: $40,000 – $59,999 $176
Professional: $60,000 – $79,999 $187
Professional: $80,000 and above $207
Retired $41
Associate (formerly lay/trustee/advocate) $43
TLA/ALA Joint Member (student) $46
Student $25
Vendor $112
2024 TLA Membership

ALA/TLA Joint Student Membership

Library school students are eligible to join both the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association at one low price of $46.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations through ALA’s website and get connected to your future. Submit the form below:

ALA/TLA Joint Student Member Form

Professional Educator Liability Insurance

TLA partners with Barclay Insurance to offer professional liability insurance at a discounted premium rate ($44) to TLA members. This policy will guards against financial devastation in the event you are named in a serious lawsuit arising in the course and scope of your responsibilities as an educator. The policy year is January 1 – December 31. You may add the policy to your membership when you join or renew (online or via the membership form PDF). Questions? Contact Christy Reynolds at TLA.

TLA membership is valid for the calendar year – January 1 – December 31.  Basic dues include complimentary membership in one Division, one District, and one Round Table. Additional Divisions, Districts, or Round Tables may be added at an extra cost. No fees are required for Discussion Groups.

For more information about TLA membership, contact Christy Reynolds, Information Services Manager.



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