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Are you overwhelmed by your day-to-day tasks?  Asked to do more with less budget? Are you feeling alone fighting for the library within your institution? Struggling to stay current with all the new library technology? Most ACL members can relate to one or all of these challenges. 

ACL continues to provide ways to navigate these challenging times through...

ACL cares about the success of libraries and librarians. We are thankful over 600 members world-wide trust us to help guide them in their vocational journey.


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Any Christian who affirms the mission of ACL is eligible for membership, regardless of job title or educational background. However, only members employed as full-time academic librarians will be eligible for positions on the Board of Directors.

The ACL membership year runs from January-December of any given year, yet applications for membership are welcome at any time. After October 1st, all applications received will be applied to the following year of membership.

First-time members enjoy a special rate of only $40! Library school students and retired librarians are eligible for a reduced membership rate of $35. (Maximum of two years for library students) All other membership dues are based on income. See details below: 

ACL Membership Rates
$40  First-time Member Rate
$35  Retired Librarian Rate
$35  Library Student Rate (2-year max)
$40  Income of $0 - $9,999
$45  Income of $10,000 - $14,999
$50  Income of $15,000 - $19,999
$55  Income of $20,000 - $24,999
$60  Income of $25,000-$29,999
$65  Income of $30,000 - $34,999
$70  Income of $35,000 - $39,999
$80  Income of $40,000 - $49,999
$90  Income of $50,000 - $59,999
$100   Income of $60,000 - $69,999
$110  Income of $70,000 - $79,999
$120  Income of $80,000 or more


If you have any questions about joining the Association of Christian Librarians, please contact us via e-mail at



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