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Membership for your Connecticut Library or School

  • Interested in CLC membership for your Connecticut library or school? You're in the right place.
  • If you'd like to connect with CLC by joining our mailing list and registering on our web site, learn more here.

Libraries are stronger when we work together! Become a CLC member and join over 800 Connecticut libraries and schools who are strengthening their ability to serve their users by collaborating and pooling purchasing power!




Join over 800 Connecticut libraries that are stretching their dollars and building stronger library communities through CLC membership! To take advantage of CLC's discounts on products and services, your library must join CLC and pay annual membership dues.



  • Any Connecticut library is eligible for CLC membership. This includes public, academic, K-12 school, and special libraries. Public, private, association, religious, and for-profit libraries of all sizes are welcome.
  • All staff of member libraries are automatically CLC members. We do not charge individual membership dues. Learn more about connecting with CLC as individual.
  • K-12 schools may join individually or as a district.


  • Dues are assessed on a sliding scale. The basis of the scale depends on the library type:
    PUBLIC LIBRARY DUES are based on total operating expenditures.
    K-12 SCHOOL LIBRARY DUES are based on enrollment.
    ACADEMIC LIBRARY DUES are based on student FTE.
    SPECIAL LIBRARY DUES are based on total operating expenditures of the library, not the institution as a whole (if different).
  • Dues start at just $170 for public libraries and $130 for all other library types. View all dues rates here:  Membership Dues PDF icon


  • Membership runs on a calendar year, January 1 through December 31. Join any time.
  • Per CLC's bylaws, any member joining (for the first time - not renewing) from July 1 through December 31 will be billed 50% of annual dues.



Ready to join? Just download, save, and complete the appropriate membership form below. All membership forms are in PDF format and offer fill-in (writable) fields.

*Schools may join as a district or individually. District membership usually provides substantial savings, especially for larger districts - however, schools joining as a district agree to pay membership dues from a single invoice and with a single payment. See membership form for more information.



CLC membership is on a calendar year schedule (January 1 - December 31). Renewal notices go out in the fall and are due December 31. Early billing is available on request - contact your Member Relations Manager (see below).


CLC membership dues rates for 2021 are unchanged from 2020: Membership Dues PDF icon

Here are 2 ways to take care of your renewal today:

  1. If you are your library's primary contact with CLC, you can log in to your LIBRARY'S (not your individual) CLC account and pay your membership dues online.
    Log in:
    Enter your LIBRARY'S username and password.
    Under "Invoices, Payments & History," click "Invoices" and select the DUES tab.
    You will see your dues invoice.* Click the first icon to view/print, the second to pay online.
    Need help? or 860-344-8777
    *Note: You will only see a dues invoice in November/December. If there is no invoice available, contact us and we will generate one for you.

  2. Contact CLC member services to request a copy of your renewal invoice:



Questions about CLC membership, benefits, dues, renewals, etc.? Contact your CLC Member Relations Manager:



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