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Join as a Student

Student membership of CILIP is the simplest, most affordable way to stay up-to-date with current developments in the sector, build your network and invest in your professional future.

Our student membership gives you:


  • The latest insight and analysis into the trends that are shaping the information profession
  • Opportunities to network and build your skills
  • Access to a UK-wide network of sector specialists
  • Opportunities to share your insights to help shape the future of the sector



CILIP Student Membership is open to anyone currently studying Librarianship and Information Science or a related discipline.


As a Student member, you will benefit from access to all of the benefits of CILIP membership, plus:

Always be up-to-date

Regular sector-leading insight and foresight from CILIP, the leading association for information professionals, when you need it most

Fine-tune your leadership skills

Practical learning content, resources and peer-support help you develop your skills and overcome any leadership challenge.

Get ahead in your career

Exclusive access to networking events and support to help grow your contacts list and find your next leadership opportunity.

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 Student

For just £3.33 a month or £40 a year

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.

I joined CILIP as a student member 30 years ago and have benefited massively from networking opportunities, gaining insights, and continuing career support.

Ayub Khan MBE FCILIP CILIP President
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