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CILIP members have access to a great range of resources and support. Explore the benefits of CILIP membership here. If you have a question or can’t find what you’re looking for, let our membership team know.

Your career support

Develop your skills and professional knowledge

Access online courses through our eLearning resources and get support to develop your career on our Careers Hub.

Map your skills

Use our interactive skills map, the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base to identify your strengths and pinpoint areas for development or use it for planning your career.

Information Professional

Our leading magazine Information Professional keeps you up to date with the latest developments and insights – look out for your copy in the post or or catch up with the articles online.


Get the latest LIS thinking

Save £100s with free access to abstracts and full text journal articles covering a broad range of library and information topics. Access Sage and ProQuest journals from our website and explore the range of publications from our Special Interest Groups.

Professional Registration

In an increasingly competitive world it’s essential to stand out. Invest in your skills and demonstrate your competence through Certification, Chartership and Fellowship. Take your membership to the next level.

Learn in your lunch hour

With our extensive webinar programme and eLearning resources, you can learn new skills to develop your career at a time that suits you.


CILIP was the route to understand the way people work. It gave me the perfect platform to evaluate myself, what I've been learning and what I need to do to move forward.

Fotis Mystakopoulos, Academic Metadata Assistant Chartered Member

Your community

Make connections, learn new skills and discover new opportunities with the CILIP community.

Your interests

Discover opportunities to learn, develop and network with our Special Interest Groups. Whatever part of the profession you’re interested in, there’s a Group waiting to help you.

Your area

Connect with information professionals in your area through our Regional Member Networks and Devolved Nations.


Expand your network, join discussions and keep up to date with the CILIP community through our social networking tool, SocialLink. Log in to the website or download the app to get started.


Events and networking

With free and discounted places at events, conferences and seminars across the UK we make it easy to access training and networking opportunities.

Stay connected on the go

Keep the CILIP community at your fingertips with our SocialLink app and never miss a story from Information Professional.


I’m thrilled to be the recipient of the Aspire Award 2018, which has enabled me to attend this conference. Frequent chance is an inevitable part of any new professionals life, and it’s conferences like this that can carry us through, we can go forward feeling supported.

Hannah Smith

Your advocates

Impact toolkit

Discover practical information, resources and support to help you demonstrate your professional value with our impact toolkit. We’ve got tools to help you with everything from stakeholder management and analysing impact through to advocating and influencing.

Championing the sector

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

Celebrating the best

Everyone loves to celebrate and our awards recognise outstanding contributions to the sector by you and people like you.


CILIP plays an important role advocating for information management and libraries nationally, and part of that process is being in touch with decision makers and with policy makers. ~It's really good to have a network of people who are involved in that kind of activity and talking to people regularly who are making policy.

David Haynes, Research Fellow City University CILIP Conference 2018

Your help and discounts

Free legal helpline

Our partners at Law Express are on hand to provide you with free confidential and practical legal advice.

Facet Publishing

Save money on the top titles for information professionals with 20% off all Facet Publishing books and eBooks.

British Library reader passes

Explore the reading rooms and access over 200 million collection items for free with a British Library reader pass. All you need to register for one is your membership card, ID and proof of address.


Save money on CILIP training and events

Enjoy 20% off cutting-edge programmes, expert speakers and unrivalled networking opportunities with CILIP Events.

Financial support

The CILIP benevolent fund exists to help CILIP members and their families through financial difficulties.

Grants and bursaries

Our Regional and Special Interest Groups offer a wide range of grants and bursaries to support your professional development.


Discounts and special deals

As a CILIP member you also have access to range of exclusive deals and discounts: Find out how we can help save you money.


Why would you recommend other people join CILIP? "It is an absolutely excellent professional support for me particularly working outside of the UK and I also thoroughly enjoy the networking opportunities and I think the resources online are absolutely excellent for going through fellowship.

Kirsty Crawford, Programme Director, Libraries Unlimited at British Council, CILIP Conference 2018

Just for Leaders

Our Leaders Network members have access to unique, specialist resources to support you on your leadership journey.


Engage with other leaders via our online community and attend exclusive networking receptions, briefings and seminars across the UK.


Take full advantage of your complimentary Affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute. Access their comprehensive management and leadership toolkit, as well as our own specialist online resources.

Knowledge & inspiration

Gain key insights into the areas that matter with our Webinar programme. Explore the world of leadership with our series of interviews with leaders across the profession. Access tailored news, information and analysis with the Leaders Network Quarterly.


It's about giving back. It's not just about what I can get from the Leaders Network but what I can give back to the Leaders Network.

Founder and Managing Director, Naomi Korn Associates CILIP Conference 2018

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