Join CILIP online

Everyone with an interest in the library, information and knowledge professions is welcome to join CILIP. You can join online, or complete the membership application form and take the next step in your career.

Join online

To join online, register on the CILIP website and then click 'Join'.

Or, if you are already registered:

  1. login to the CILIP website
  2. visit 'My profile'
  3. click 'Join'

If you have any questions about joining online, please contact the Membership Administration Team by email:

Join by post

To join simply complete the membership application form and return it to us by email or post with payment. Members can pay by Direct Debit in one or ten instalments.

If you have any questions about joining please email: or phone: 020 7255 0600.

Student membership

Available to students and to graduate trainees taking on a full time course or information and knowledge work-based schemes.

Student membership will give people at the start of their careers more support and opportunities for professional and personal development.

How much does membership cost?

Pick your subscription rate depending on your annual salary. Pay by Direct Debit and split your subscription into ten installments. If you are a UK taxpayer you may be able to claim back tax on your subscription,

Reinstating your membership

Please note that if you are not currently a member and have been awarded a level of Professional Registration, you are not able to use any post-nominals (ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP). Should you decide to rejoin, then you will be required to complete the revalidation process before you will have your post-nominals reinstated to you.