ARSL Membership

Join or Renew

Using our membership forms, you can join or renew your ARSL Membership. Please email [email protected] if you have any issues accessing the form. If you are currently an individual member who would like to apply for the organizational membership, please email [email protected], as there are some settings that must be manually changed before you apply.

Individual Membership Application
Organizational Membership Application



Become a member of ARSL today and receive these benefits of membership:

  • Regular sharing of success stories and problem-solving on rural library issues on the ARSL listserv
  • Discount on annual conference registration
  • Opportunity to apply for ARSL conference scholarships
  • Access to a wide variety of rural information and news in one location on ARSL’s website – a one-stop shop for all things rural
  • Access to rural and small library staff for professional networking
  • Opportunity to vote for and run for the ARSL Board of Directors
  • Get involved with an ARSL committee or working group
  • Opportunity to aid in providing a voice for rural and small libraries on the national library scene
  • Quarterly member e-newsletter (Sample newsletter)
  • Access to ARSL Membership Directory
Learn more about benefits from these Member Testimonials.


Membership Rates

Individual Memberships
Students, Retirees, Friends, Trustees, Volunteers, & Library Staff Level 3 (making $14,999 or less per year) $15
Library Staff Level 2 Membership (Library Staff making $15,000-$29,999 per year) $29
Library Staff Level 1 Membership (Library Staff making $30,000 or more per year) $49
Organizational Memberships
Institutional Membership
Institutional members are libraries including individual libraries, library systems or cooperatives, and State Libraries.
Benefits Include: 
Complimentary memberships to up to 3 of your library employees, including member rates for annual conferences registration

Complimentary listing on the ARSL website

Business Membership
Benefits Include: 
Discounted exhibit space at annual conference, which includes registration for one representative from your organization
One complimentary electronic copy of the ARSL member mailing list.
Complimentary logo or weblink on the ARSL website
Use of the ARSL Business Member logo on member’s website

Affiliate Membership
Affiliate members are other non-profit organizations whose purpose or interests are similar to ARSL
Reduced member rate conference registration for one representative from the organization
Complementary logo or weblink placement on the ARSL website
Use of the ARSL Affiliate Member logo on affiliate’s website
Complimentary logo placement on the ARSL annual conference program
Opportunity to place literature at the information or registration space at the annual conference.
Opportunity to share information about their activities on ARSL electronic listserv
Opportunity to submit information about their activities for possible inclusion in ARSL member communications.

 Support ARSL!

Donate to ARSL

Anyone can become an ARSL Angel by donating $10 for conference scholarship when joining or renewing your ARSL membership. 

We are grateful for all of our Institutional, Business and Affiliate supporters.