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Membership benefits

As a member you get a range of benefits to build your skills and develop a successful career

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Supporting you through your career

Map your skills

Use our interactive professional knowledge skills map PKSB to identify your strengths and pinpoint areas for your development.

Develop your professional skills and knowledge

Access online courses through the Virtual Learning Environment and get support to develop your career with the Careers Hub.

Keep up to date

Information Professional and professional journals will keep you up to date with the latest developments, insight and research.


Demonstrate your skills and value as a professional to employers. With Certification, Chartership and Fellowship you'll find a level that's right for you.

Leadership skills

Take the next step into leadership or develop your skills with our dedicated Leaders Network. Benefits include resources from the Chartered Management Institute, webinars and an online community.

Communities for learning and networking

Training and events

We offer a wide range of events, training, conferences and seminars across the UK. With events every month search our calendar and book your next event at discounted member rates.

Communities around your interests

Over twenty Special Interest Groups provide opportunities to learn and meet with other members with shared professional interests.

Communities in your area

Our Devolved Nations across the UK Regional Member Networks in England provide events and networking opportunities near you.

Online communities

Expand your network, join in discussions and keep up to date with the CILIP community through SocialLink.


Develop your advocacy skills

Our dedicated impact toolkit provides the skills and understanding to effectively communicate the value of your work and services.

Championing the sector

We work hard to make sure your work is recognised by employers and Government through campaigns, lobbying and public affairs.

Celebrating the best

Find out about our range of awards for people, services and achievements.

Discounts and help

Making life more affordable

As a member you get a wide range of exclusive discounts and special deals including books and journals, CILIP events, CPD e-learning modules and insurance.

Financial support

The CILIP Benevolent Fund provides help if you're experiencing financial difficulties.

Support with problems at work

Get help with a range of personnel and employment issues with a free legal helpline.

Do more with your membership

Explore our range of grants and bursaries to support your career development.

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