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Associations in Canada With Student Memberships

Updated: November 29, 2023

Are you a MLIS or LIT student looking for a professional association to join?

Many of the associations in Canada for information professionals offer reduced rates for students.

Here’s a listing of Canadian associations (plus a selection of international associations) with a student membership rate or are free to students.

If we overlooked an association with a student membership rate, let us know by sending an email to

Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT)AlbertaLibrary Technicians$20Website
Alberta Museums Association (AMA)AlbertaMuseums$55Website
American Library Association (ALA)InternationalMulti-sector$43 USWebsite
Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)British ColumbiaArchives$30Website
Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)OntarioArchives$30Website
Archives Society of Alberta (ASA)AlbertaArchives$30Website
ARMAInternationalRecords management$25 USWebsite
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)InternationalArt$41.25Website
Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)QuebecArchives$50Website
Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association (ABQLA)QuebecMulti-sectorFreeWebsite
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)InternationalInformation science$47.50 USWebsite
Association for Manitoba Archives (AMA)ManitobaArchives$15Website
Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)NationalArchives$75 (3 years)Website
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)NationalSpecial Libraries$20Website
Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM)ManitobaMuseums$25Website
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)InternationalArchives$65 USWebsite
Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM)Nova ScotiaMuseums$25Website
Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS)QuebecSchoolFreeWebsite
Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA)Eastern CanadaMulti-sectorFreeWebsite
Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)National$35Website
British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)British ColumbiaMulti-sectorFreeWebsite
British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA)British ColumbiaMuseums$33Website
Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)NationalLaw$15Website
Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (CAML)NationalMusic$35Website
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)NationalAcademic$20Website
Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)NationalHealth$50Website
Canadian Museums Association (CMA)NationalMuseums$50Website
Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du QuébecQuebecMulti-sector$25Website
Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA)Alberta - EdmontonLawFreeWebsite
Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA)Alberta - EdmontonMulti-sector$5Website
Halifax Library Association (HLA)Nova Scotia - HalifaxMulti-sectorFreeWebsite
Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC)British ColumbiaHealth$5Website
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)InternationalMulti-sectorEUR 54Website
International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)InternationalInformation science$30 Website
Library Association of Alberta (LAA)AlbertaMulti-sector$20Website
Manitoba Library Association (MLA)ManitobaMulti-sector$10Website
Manitoba School Library Association (MSLA)ManitobaSchool$10Website
Montreal Association of Law Libraries (MALL)Quebec - MontrealLaw$20Website
Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS)SaskatchewanMuseums$30Website
Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA)Alberta - NorthHealth$0 (pending review)Website
Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA)Nova ScotiaMulti-sectorFreeWebsite
Ontario Association of Library Technicians (OALT)OntarioLibrary technicians$12Website
Ontario Library Association (OLA)OntarioMulti-sector$20Website
Ontario Museum Association (OMA)OntarioMuseums$50Website
Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association (SHLA)SaskatchewanHealthFree (2023)Website
Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA)SaskatchewanMulti-sector$15Website
Société des musées québécois (SMQ)QuebecMuseums$50Website
Special Libraries Association (SLA)InternationalSpecial libraries$10 USWebsite
Toronto Association of Law Libraries (TALL)Ontario - TorontoLaw$30.66Website
Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA)Ontario - TorontoHealthFreeWebsite
Vancouver Association of Law Libraries (VALL)British Columbia - VancouverLawFree (SLAIS and Langara LIT students)Website