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Join as an organisation

Join CILIP as an organisation and connect with the library, information and knowledge professions. Deliver modern and innovative library and information services with impact through workforce development, networking and insight. To access the benefits of membership nominate representatives from your organisation.

Membership Small Medium Large Extra Large Overseas
Organisation Annual Budget Less than
£100,000 p.a.
£100,000 to
£999,999 p.a.
£1,000,000 to
£2,999,999 p.a.
In excess of
£3,000,000 p.a.
Located outside UK,
Isle of Man &
Channel Islands
Investment £295 a year £500 a year £795 a year £950 a year £195 a year
Representatives * 2 2 3 4 2
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Your organisation's library and information service budget sets your membership category and rate. Your budget should include all staff, premises and materials. When you join you will be given the option to add extra representatives for £237 each.


Workforce development

Map the skills of your workforce and pinpoint areas for development with our Professional Knowledge and Skills Base.

Identify CPD opportunities for your workforce through either an annual portfolio building session, an introduction to CILIP workshop or a lite training needs analysis.

Discounted recruitment advertising with the sector's leading jobs board Lisjobnet.


Connect with members and groups through our professional network Social Link.

Meet and network with other managers through our annual employers' forum.

Find and connect with organisation members through our online directory.

Networking and development opportunities through over thirty Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups.


Reserved places and discounted prices for your workforce on our webinars.

Insight and analysis through our magazines, journals and newsletters.

Discounts on our onsite training courses and professional titles from Facet Publishing

Discounted places at events throughout the year including must-attend conferences.


Organisation membership

CILIP will support:

  • Increased job satisfaction for your workforce through innovation and new ways of working.
  • Better awareness of latest developments across the sector.
  • More engaged staff through networking and sharing knowledge.
  • Improved staff skills through training and CPD opportunities
  • An effective and motivated team by analysing training and development needs.
  • Our campaigns and advocacy for the sector.

Join as an organisation


Being a representative for an organisation is not the same as being a personal member of CILIP.  While representatives received many of the same benefits only personal members are able to hold a level of professional registration (Certification, Chartership or Fellowship), access Leaders Network benefits, to vote or hold office.

Join as a personal member

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