Benefits of membership

Find out about range of benefits that help you develop your skills, build knowledge and gain professional recognition.

  • Professional Development

    In order to keep your skills, knowledge and education up to date, you have access to a range of services and products that will enhance your ability to carry out your role, as well as develop yourself professionally and further your career.

  • Grants and bursaries

    CILIP members have opportunities to apply for grants, bursaries and awards such as the IFLA first timer grant and the Travelling Librarian Award. Visit the web pages of CILIP's Special Interest Groups and Regional Member Networks to find out about grants they offer.

  • Special deals and discounts

    CILIP members enjoy a wide range of exclusive discounts and special deals including on books and journals, CILIP Events, CPD e-learning modules and insurance. You can claim a Free Facet Book up to the value of £59.95 or a £20 National Book Token for each new member you recruit.

  • Information and support

    As a member you get access to a range of information and support to help manage and develop your career including expert advice on employment law, help getting your next job and bursaries to attend events.

  • Advocacy and campaigns

    Through campaigning and public affairs, CILIP works with all levels of local and national government, the European Union, key external organisations and the general public to ensure the work and views of our members are recognised and valued.

  • Monthly magazine, journals and ebulletins

    Stay up-to-date with the latest news, views and developments from the sector. CILIP membership gives you access to news, in-depth features, interviews with thought-leaders, and articles from across the information profession. You will receive our regular CILIP Update magazine, weekly latest news bulletin and access to a wide range of professional journals.

  • Networking and community

    Join CILIP now to put yourself at the heart of the library and information community. Share your ideas and expertise, develop your knowledge and contacts and broaden your horizons through our Member Networks. According to member surveys this is one of the most valuable benefits of CILIP membership.

  • CILIP Virtual Learning Environment - CPD at your fingertips

    Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

    CILIP's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows all members to:

    • access supporting resources for the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)
    • record the continuing professional development (CPD) they have completed in the past year
    • develop their portfolio for professional registration
    • access support materials, and submit their application online.