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Thank you for your interest in joining the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA).

If you are paying with a credit card you will receive two confirmations. If you would like to pay with a check please complete the online registration.  Print the invoice emailed to you and send it with your check to:

Massachusetts Library Association, PO Box 901, Bellingham, MA 02019.

If you require an updated W9 form, please contact

Your membership will be activated when your payment is received.  All memberships are good for one year and are non-refundable. 

Why Join MLA?
  • Professional Development
  • Networking opportunities with others in the field.
  • Leadership training & growth opportunities.
  • Employment assistance.
  • We offer scholarships for conference attendance, professional development, & library education.
  • We sponsor liaisons to national and regional library associations & conferences.
  • We give awards for outstanding accomplishments.
  • Advocacy for Libraries
  • Lobbying for legislation supporting libraries.
  • Defends against intellectual freedom challenges.
  • Sets library standards & guidelines.
  • Keeps librarians well-informed about developments in Massachusetts.
  • Saves you Money
  • Discounts on conventions, workshops & distance education programs.

Joint NELA Membership
MLA members can now take advantage of paying the 
discounted fee of $20 a year ($15 a year for students and retirees) to become NELA members, in addition to your regular MLA membership. The reduced rate is available with your Individual Membership only, not through your Institutional Membership. When you sign in to renew or join there will be a field for the Joint NELA Membership and it will automatically renew. 

Joint ALA Student Membership - if you're a library school student, take advantage of this great offer! (Please note: You can only sign-up through the ALA website for this discount. Do not use the form below for the ALA discount!)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association Manager at
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