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We represent thousands of individual librarians, library technicians, information managers, students, allied professionals, library employees and supporters, along with library and information organisations and corporations that together make up the library and information management community in Australia. We’d love to have you join us.

Find out more about the benefits of membership 

Further Information and Eligibility


  • Personal

    Personal Membership 


    ALIA Membership is open to everyone. Whether you have formal qualifications or simply an interest in the profession we welcome you to become a member of ALIA. 

    ALIA Membership gives you support throughout your career through professional development opportunities and tools, information portals like INCITE, which keep you up to date with the latest developments, resources for finding your first, next or best job, and networking opportunities. 

    Professional Personal Membership: Certified, Associate, Library Technician and Allied Fields.  Members in these categories must hold an ALIA accredited library and information science qualification or equivalent level allied field qualifications.

    General Personal Membership: All interested individuals may join ALIA as a general member. No qualifications are required for this category of membership. 

    Student Membership: Enrolled students studying towards a library and information science qualification may join as a Student Member.

    Upgrading membership

    If you're currently an ALIA Member and you've just graduated or completed your course, please contact us with a copy of your qualification or a transcript of your course if your qualification has yet to be conferred.


    Personal memberships run for 12 months from the date of application. All prices are in $AUD and include GST.

    Fee Type Annual Fee









    Life membership




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  • Institutional

    ALIA Institutional Membership is available to all library and information organisations and corporations that serve the library and information community in Australia.

    Your membership tells the community and stakeholders that your organisation actively upholds best practice in the library and information sector.


    Institutional memberships run for 12 months from the date of application.  All prices are in $AUD and include GST

    Grade Annual non-salary budget Annual fee


    $100 000 or less



    $100 001 - $250 000



    $250 001 - $750 000



    $750 001 - $1000 000



    $1000 001 - $3000 000



    Above $3000 001



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  • Corporate

    If your business provides products or services to the library and information industry, ALIA Corporate Membership offers you increased opportunities to strengthen your network, build awareness of your brand and demonstrate your company’s commitment to the sector.  Choose from three levels of ALIA Corporate Membership that give you the same benefits as an ALIA Institutional Membership, plus additional benefits including discounts and increased exposure for your company.

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