Membership of the Library Association of Ireland provides you with access to information and support to help develop your career.
As a member you can join as many specialist groups and sections as you wish, giving you access to a large range of CPD opportunities. The LAI is a platform to communicate with, network and learn from other librarians throughout Ireland and further afield.
The Association is composed of individual, student and institutional members.
Membership Rates (per calendar year)
Personal Members (Local) whose annual salary or income:
Band One: does not exceed €24,999 pay €25
Band Two: is between €25,000 and €44,999 pay €60
Band Three: is between €45,000 and €64,999 pay €95
Band Four: is €65,000 and over pay €110
Unemployed members pay €15
Students of recognised LIS course FREE for 2 years (Course details and year must be provided)
Personal Members Overseas
Members who work outside the Republic of Ireland and are also members of a sister Library Association pay €60
Annual membership is €350
All members are subject to terms laid out in the Memorandum and Articles of the Library Association of Ireland. Terms and Conditions are subject to any changes which may be made to the Memorandum and Articles and it is expected that both the LAI and its membership shall act in accordance with the clauses set out in the Memorandum and Articles.
Annual subscriptions shall be due and payable in advance each year on the anniversary of the Member joining. If a Member’s subscription is not paid within 60 days of the due date for payment then his, her or its membership shall be deemed to have lapsed.