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Membership Forms

If you're not sure of your renewal date, please check your online profile.

Benefits of Membership

  • Enhance your legislative knowledge and advocacy skills, and support initiatives to improve library service and funding in Wisconsin.
  • Connect with library professionals and other leaders. Build your personal contact list online and in person to help solve day-to-day challenges and celebrate successes.
  • Meet professional challenges and develop your career path with an abundance of leadership and continuing education opportunities, including WLA and unit conferences.
  • Be part of something bigger! Support the profession and a worthy cause. Your dues payment is WLA's most important source of financial support, and having a large membership boosts WLA's credibility with elected officials and others who affect libraries and the profession.

More for members only

  • Discounts on conference registration, exhibits, advertising, and more! (Libraries with institutional memberships can send one non-member staff person to conferences at the member rate.)
  • WLA e-newsletter
  • Access to e-lists based on your unit or other special interests
  • Access to online directory of Wisconsin library personnel and supporters
  • Membership in up to three special interest units (institutional members get membership in all units of their choice)
  • Individual/personal members may vote in WLA elections and hold elected or appointed office.
  • Hotel Storm member discounts of 10-55% on hotel rooms
  • Membership Dues


Personal (individual)

Individuals currently employed in a library pay dues calculated at $3.00 per $1,000 of wages. Minimum is $50.00; maximum is $250.00.

Unemployed or retired library workers, trustees or Friends: $50.00

Full-time students pursuing a Master's in library science (joint ALA/WLA membership): $38.


  • Corporations (for profit): $200
  • Non-profits (including Friends groups): $75
  • Libraries and library-related organizations pay based on budget:
                           Up to $49,499 $  63.00
$50,000 to $99,999: $102.00
$100,000 to $249,999: $152.00
$250,000 to $499,999: $191.00
$500,000 to $999,999: $224.00
$1,000,000 and over:  $255.00