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: $0

    To qualify for free lifetime WLA membership status, an individual must draw retirement income, not be actively employed and have been a WLA member for the previous 25 consecutive years. Life members of WLA shall receive full personal membership for life without payment of additional dues.