Join CILIP and take the next step in your career by expanding your network and knowledge. Keep your thinking fresh with our exclusive magazines and newsletters. As a member you will have the tools to develop your skills and demonstrate your value.
You can pay for your membership up front or spread the cost over twelve instalments.
If you were previously a member of CILIP join as a Leader, Member or Student. If you held CILIP postnominals in the past you can pick up where you left off, you simply need to revalidate after joining.
If you are new to CILIP and interested in gaining professional registration – which includes being able to use CILIP postnominals - you need to join first as a Leader, Member or Student. Find out more under Registered Professional.
We provide support at every step of your career.
Map your skills and pinpoint areas for development with our Professional Knowledge and Skills Base.
Develop your skills and knowledge through events, webinars and resources.
Get essential resources to manage your career and explore your options.
Insight and analysis through our magazines, journals and newsletters.
We provide communities, groups and events to bring like-minded professionals together.
Networking and development opportunities through over thirty Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups.
Events throughout the year including must-attend conferences that will provide you with the knowledge and networks to develop your career.
We advocate for your work and its value.
We lobby parliament, we tell government why information matters, and promote the value of library and information services.
With a strong and independent voice we advocate on your behalf through high profile campaigns.
A dedicated network perfect if you're in a leadership roles or an aspiring leaders.
The Leaders Network will give you the knowledge, resources and support you need to take the next step in your career.
£18.33 a month or £220 a year
£15 a month or £180 a year if you earn less than £20,000, are unwaged or retired
Student membership is available to those who are studying full or part time in an academic or vocational qualification related to the Information Profession. Student membership is also available to those embarked on graduate trainee schemes.
Valued by employers and internationally recognised our three levels of professional registration will boost your career and increase your earnings potential.
Once you’ve joined you build your portfolio of Continuous Professional Development activities with a dedicated mentor. Once you’ve passed you can become a Registered Professional member and use the postnominals ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP.
If you were previously a member with a CILIP postnominal you can pick up where you left off, you simply need to revalidate after joining.