Individual Memberships

Membership in the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) offers many benefits. We encourage members to become involved with any one of our many units - membership participation is vital to the WLA and Wisconsin libraries. By your membership and involvement in WLA, you will be able to impact your library and your community. Not only will you receive the opportunities below, you will have an opportunity to volunteer on one or more of our active committees which impact the organization.

Membership Forms

Membership Levels

  • 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.
    To qualify for reduced WLA dues as a retired member, an individual must draw retirement income, not be actively employed and have been a WLA member for the previous three years.
  • Full-time students pursuing a Master's in library science (joint ALA/WLA membership): $42. 
  • Life member: A very special status for members who have achieved 25 years of membership.  Visit the Life Memberships page to learn more.

Student Memberships (Joint ALA/WLA membership)

Join ALA and WLA and save!  This special offer is for full-time students pursuing a Masters in library science. In order to take advantage of this special pricing, go to the ALA student membership page and fill out the membership application: Joint Student Membership Program | About ALA

ALA will work with WLA to process your combined membership.