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More and more information professionals and librarians are turning to CILIP for practical advice and guidance to help them build their network, future proof their skills and demonstrate their professionalism.

As an Individual Member of CILIP, you will benefit from access to sector-leading products and services to help you succeed in your chosen career. At the same time, your membership fees enable us to champion the profession with employers, the media and with Local and Central Government.

Whatever your role as a librarian or information professional, we’re here to work for you!


Individual CILIP Membership is open to everyone working in knowledge, information, data or librarianship.


We are proud to bring you a package of membership benefits that have been developed with and for members at every stage of their career. For a full list of your membership benefits, visit the benefits page.

Get ahead in your career

Career support including e-learning resources, webinars, the sector’s leading print and digital magazine and free access to professional journals.

Build your network

Your professional community including access to more than 20 Special Interest Groups, Regional Member Networks, informal networking events and SocialLink, the online community for information professionals.

Help along the way

Professional support including a free legal helpline, discounts on events and publications, financial help (grants and bursaries) and special offers.

Knowledge and inspiration

Keep up to date with the latest developments and insights with Information Professional, save £100s with free access to abstracts and full text journal articles and be inspired by our campaigns and advocacy.

Become a Member

£8.33 a month or £100 a year if you earn over £12,000.
£4.17 a month or £50 a year if you earn less than £12,000, are unwaged or retired.

Are you ready to shift your career up a gear? If you’d like to change your membership category and join the Leaders Network let us know here, we’ll do the rest.

It shows that dedication to your professional body and it's obviously a reflection of your ongoing dedication to your learning and development.

Katie Nicholas, Knowledge Officer, Health Education England
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