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Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your membership in Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) at an individual, a trustee, retiree, friend, or institutional level.

If you are paying with a credit card you will receive two confirmations, one that your membership has been renewed and another acknowledging your payment.  You can complete your entire transaction on the website and your membership will become active immediately.

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 21, Seekonk, MA 02771.  Your membership will be activated when your payment is received.

All memberships are good for one year and are non-refundable. 

To renew your membership or update your contact information please sign into your account at using your id and password. 

MLA Institutional Members
Silver Membership:
Grafton Public Library
UNT Dept of Library & Information Sciences
Stevens Memorial Library
Newton Public School
Boston University Libraries
Northborough Free Library
Somerset Public Library
Middleborough Public Library
Robbins Library
Hubbard Memorial Library
Massachusetts Center for the Book
Star Bright Books
Manchester Public Library
West Bridgewater Public Library
Newbery College
Winthrop Public Library
Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library
Richards Memorial Library
Manchester by-the-Sea Public Library
Medfield Memorial Library
Bancroft Memorial Library

Gold Membership:
Blackstone Public Library
Minuteman Library Network
Hubbard Memorial Library
Hanson Public Library
Westborough Public Library
New England Library Network
New Bedford Free Public Library
M.G. Parker Memorial Library
Mashpee Public Library
Nevins Memorial Library

Platinum Membership:
Goodnow Library
SAILS Library Network
Simmons College
Reading Public Library
Waltham Public Library
Bellingham Public Library
Public Library of Brookline
Cambridge Public Library
UMass Law Library
Stoughton Public Library
Wilbraham Public Library

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 sponsors 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. If you are a part of an institutional membership, please have the manager of your account contact the MLA Association Manager with your request.

Other member benefits:
Joint ALA Student Membership - if you're a library school student, take advantage of this great offer!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association Manager at or 781-698-7764.
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