New Members, please use the online form below to create your MLA account. After you create your MLA account you can either pay online or print an invoice to send a payment via mail.

Membership runs one year from the date you join. Dues must be paid by March 15 in order to vote in the annual election of officers.


You will receive a welcome email when you complete the sign-up process. Our web page offers a number of online self-service functions, including the ability to change your contact information, view payment history, renew membership, and register for conferences.


ALA/MLA Joint Student Membership

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Mississippi Library Association at one low price of $38.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association. For ALA it includes: 6 issues of American Libraries magazine, weekly e-delivery of AL Direct, bi-monthly Student Direct, discounts on ALA and Division conferences, 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics; Access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities. For more information about the joint membership program, click here.

If you are interested in signing up for the ALA/MLA Joint Student Membership, please register via the ALA website: ALA/MLA Online Joint Membership Form. MLA only student membership is below.

This form is for new members only. If you'd like to renew your membership, log-in to your profile.

Please contact the MLA Administrator should you need assistance at any step in in the process.

MLA Administrator – Paula Bass

Office hours:

Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

PO Box 13687 Jackson, MS 39236-3687
Phone: 601-981-4586
Email: info@misslib.org

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MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm

PO Box 13687, Jackson MS 39236-3687 

Phone: 601-981-4586


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