Institutional memberships include all types of libraries and library organizations that belong to the Illinois’ library community and are ILA’s primary support for legislative advocacy and statewide leadership on key library issues; these memberships also offer access to a range of group discounts, products, and services. ¬†Membership dues are tiered to population served.


Legislative Advocacy

  • Institutional dues are used to support the library community’s advocacy efforts in Springfield and Washington, D.C

Affinity Programs

  • Savings of up to 20% and more on property, casualty, and workers’ compensation insurance through LIRA, a group insurance pool
  • Savings on telecommunications services through Call One
  • Participation in the Fund for Illinois Libraries, allowing your library to receive tax-exempt contributions through ILA’s 501(c)(3) status

Group Discounts

  • Multiple copy volume discounts on all ILA publications, such as Illinois Library Laws & Rules, Serving Our Public: Standards for Illinois Libraries, Trustee Facts File, and more
  • Exhibitor discount at ILA Annual Conference
  • Discounts for multiple registrations at conferences and events
  • Complimentary subscription to the ILA Reporter and the ILA E-Newsletter

Download the membership form of join online.