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Membership

How to Join

Thank you for considering membership with the Manitoba Library Association. MLA membership is open to everyone in Manitoba and represents all types of libraries and information services, their employees, and all Manitoba citizens.

If you would like to join MLA, please submit your membership payment through the PayPal links below and complete the linked webform, or fill out the MLA Membership Application form (attached below) and mail it to our office with payment. Please note: delays of 6-8 weeks can apply to processing memberships via paper form and Visa or cheque.

Benefits of Membership

  • Run for a position on the MLA Executive or serve on committees
  • Attend a bi-annual Manitoba Libraries Conference with great presentations and speakers at a reduced rate
  • Contribute to and influence MLA’s advocacy work
  • Join the MLA-NEWS listserv to stay up-to-date on professional issues
  • Vote at MLA’s Annual General Meeting
  • Network with other library and information service providers throughout the province
  • Partnership benefits – click here to view additional benefits given to MLA Members by the Partnership.

Membership Categories and Costs

The three categories of MLA membership are Personal, Institutional, and Library Boards.

Individual Membership Cost
Student; Unemployed; Retired $10.00
Annual Salary under $50 000 $30.00
Annual Salary over $50 000 $50.00
Institutional Membership Cost
Operating budget under $20 000 $50.00
Operating budget under $40 000 $75.00
Operating budget under $60 000 $100.00
Operating budget under $100 000 $125.00
Operating budget under $300 000 $150.00
Operating budget under $800 000 $200.00
Operating budget over $800 000 $350.00
Operating budget over $5 M $500.00
Operating budget over $20 M $1000.00
Public Library Board Membership Cost
Operating budget under $60 000 $50.00
Operating budget under $300 000 $75.00
Operating budget under $800 000 $100.00
Operating budget between $800 000 – $1 M $120.00
Operating budget over $1 M $150.00
Operating budget over $20 M $350.00

How to Renew Membership

To renew your membership, please submit your membership payment through the PayPal links below and complete the linked webform, or fill out the MLA Membership Application form (attached below) and mail it to our office with payment.

Membership Online Processing

Step 1: Choose appropriate membership type

Step 2: Complete registration form

Step 3: Submit payment via PayPay

Individual Membership:

Registration form

Personal Membership Options

Institutional Membership:

Registration form

Institutional Membership Options

Public Library Board Membership:

Registration form

Public Library Board Membership Options

MLA Membership Application Forms

Individual MLA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Institutional MLA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Public Library Board MLA MEMBERSHIP FORM