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Individual membership: for librarians, library staff, library supporters, vendors, students, and other supporters.

We have a place for you at TLA! Join us to take advantage of valuable member benefits, expand your career opportunities, and support the library profession. Why join? Let’s let “Curbside Larry” explain. You’ve probably seen one of his many viral videos promoting libraries. We are thrilled that he’s also a fan of TLA!

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.

If you renew now (Fall of 2020) your membership is valid until Dec. 31, 2021. 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.

TLA 2021 Membership Dues and Conference Registration Package

TLA is offering a conference and dues package for just $225. This great deal is only available online until December 1, 2020. Memberships are valid through December 31, 2021. Look for the TLA 2021/Membership package option on the online membership form when you join or renew.

You may purchase this package with a PO. Please contact Angelica Massengill via email for more information.

Download the 2021 membership form


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Purchase Orders
TLA is accepting POs for membership dues this year. Please send your PO and a completed membership form for each person included on the PO to Angelica Massengill via email or mail to her attention at TLA, 3355 Bee Cave Rd. Ste. 401, Austin, TX 78746.

2021 Individual Membership Rates

Individual membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. TLA membership is a calendar year, January 1 – December 31.

Librarian, Library Professional, Library Staff (dues based on annual income level):
  • Unemployed through $9,999
  • Income $10,000 through $14,999
  • Income $15,000 through $19,999
  • Income $20,000 through $29,999
  • Income $30,000 through $39,999
  • Income $40,000 through $59,999
  • Income $60,000 through $79,999
  • Income $80,000 and above
Full-time Student (not currently employed in a library) or High School Student $25
Retired Librarian $38
Vendor $100
Trustee/Layperson/Advocate $38
Supporting Member $248
Out of State Member $65


ALA/TLA Joint Student Membership

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Texas Library Association at one low price of $42 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Join today.


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