Individuals can become Affiliates of IFLA. IFLA offers four categories of Affiliate membership for individuals – Personal Affiliate, Student Affiliate, New Graduate, and a Non-salaried Affiliate.

Explore our membership categories and join us!

Personal Affiliates

If you wish to show your interest in and support for the purpose and professional activities of IFLA, you can join as a Personal Affiliate.

Student Affiliates

If you are currently a student in librarianship or information studies, you can join IFLA as a Student Affiliate.

New Graduates

If you have graduated in library and information science in the past two years, you can join IFLA as a New Graduate.


If you are not currently in paid employment and do not expect to be within the next three months, non-salaried membership might be for you.

Membership fees

Personal Affiliates have a fixed annual membership fee and enjoy a range of membership benefits such a free registration to a Section of their interest and the appropriate Regional Division, nomination rights for a number of positions at IFLA’s elections, and discounts on IFLA publications and for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

Affiliates in the other three categories – Student Affiliates, New Graduates, Non-salaried – have a lower annual membership fee, in recognition of their status, but they enjoy the same membership benefits and rights as Personal Affiliates.

Free registration to relevant Regional Division is included in addition to the number of free Sections.

Membership category Annual Fee (Eur) Free Sections Votes
Personal Affiliate 85 1 0
Student Affiliate 56 1 0
New Graduate 56 1 0
Non-salaried 56 1 0

Join us

Check out our Join IFLA form to determine which membership category would fit you and what the annual membership fees would be.