CAL membership Information

Your membership will run one year from the date you join.

If you are renewing early, your year will begin when your current membership expires.

Printable Membership Applications:

Please click here for a PDF Individual Membership application.
Please click here for a PDF Institutional Membership application.

*If you need to register several employees at once for CAL Individual memberships, please contact the office at [email protected]

Benefits of Individual Membership Include:

Networking and problem-solving with colleagues in a variety of libraries

  • Professional development at the annual conference and workshops during the year

  • Reduced rates on the annual conference and other workshop registrations

  • Online access to Colorado Libraries journal and CAL newsletter

  • Eligible for CAL scholarships and awards

  • Opportunities for leadership in the organization and in the profession

  • Influential voice in the Colorado legislature through legislative work and the work of the lobbyist

Individual Dues Structure:

Individual Dues Level Annual Income from Library Membership Dues
Unemployed (limit 1 year) none $20.00
Student (limit 3 years) student $30.00
Retired none $35.00
Library Trustee (not connected to active CAL Institutional Membership) none $45.00
Individual Membership I Less than $20,000 $45.00
Individual Membership II $20,000 - $39,999 $70.00
Individual Membership III $40,000 - $59,999 $95.00
Individual Membership IV $60,000 - $90,000 $120.00
Individual Membership V $90,000 or greater $150.00


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Benefits of Institutional Memberships:

  • All library board members for member institution receive complimentary individual memberships in CAL.

  • All staff at member institutions will receive a discount on conference and workshop registrations.

  • All staff at member institutions will receive access to free professional development opportunities.

  • Institutional members will be recognized and thanked at the Annual CALCON meeting.

  • Institutional members will have access to the online Members Only Directory, a database of librarians and library supporters in Colorado.

  • Institutional members will have a subscription to the Quarterly CAL Newsletter.

  • Institutional members may use a CAL-provided Electronic Badge on their website or email indicating their status as an institutional member to highlight their financial support of Colorado libraries.

  • Institutional members are recognized on the CAL Website and in the CAL Quarterly newsletter.

In addition to the direct benefits listed above:

  • A persuasive voice for Colorado libraries on public policy and legislative issues.

  • Demonstrated value of libraries and librarians.

  • Leadership opportunities through service, information sharing, and networking.

Institutional Dues Structure:

Library Annual Budget Membership Dues

*Number of Representatives

Less than $100K $60 2
$100K to $500K $150 3
$500K to $1M $300 4
$1M to $5M $700 5
$5M to $10M $1,500 6
$10M+ $2,500 7


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Benefits of Corporate Membership Include:

  • Receive application for Exhibits and Vendor Participation at the CAL conference two weeks earlier than the general mailing, affording you the chance for first choice of exhibit location if you return your application right away

  • Discount on exhibit space at the CAL conference (subject to reservation deadline)

  • Discount on ads in the CAL Newsletter and printed Conference Program

  • Your company name and contact listed in CAL directories and membership lists, when published; receive CAL publications, including Colorado Libraries and CAL newsletter

  • Logo, company summary, website link on CAL Corporate Members page of website

Number of Employees Membership Level Membership Fee
Less than 25 Basic $150.00
25 - 64 employees Silver $250.00
65-99 employees Gold $550.00
100 or more employees Platinum $1000.00


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