In the Service of University Libraries
Benefits and membership fees

Become a Member of IATUL


IATUL membership is institutional with the library director/managing director as contact for the institution.

All library staff of the member institution are entitled to the membership discount for conference registration.

Membership is based on the calendar year, renewable in January.


Join IATUL to be part of a strong network of research libraries in a challenging and fast-moving environment. Together, we will create opportunities for collaboration to take on challenges of our profession in an international, cross-boundary and like-minded approach.


Your member benefits
  • Conferences and Seminars: Stay informed about upcoming conferences and seminars around the world
  • Save money: Reduced participant fees for IATUL Events for all IATUL member library staff
  • Active participation in our Special Interest Groups
  • Staff development: Library staff from IATUL member libraries are able to apply for the International Study Programme
  • Networking: Take part in promoting expert knowledge in librarianship globally
  • Your library right at the top: Make your library more visible by hosting an IATUL Event focusing on the needs in your region – develop your services and benefit from a truly international perspective

Membership types

Ordinary Membership

The ordinary membership is available to university libraries and information services of institutions offering internal graduate programmes.

Honorary Membership

As an exception to institutional membership, the Board may confer honorary membership upon individuals who have served the Association, or international librarianship, with particular distinction.

Associate Membership

IATUL also welcomes membership applications from universities offering undergraduate degrees, also other university units performing tasks related to knowledge management and support for scientific research, as well as organisations that supply services to university libraries, or government and national libraries, should they wish to be identified with the association’s activities. 

Associate membership is available, subject to confirmation by the board, to libraries and information services and commercial organisations interested in supporting the aims and objectives of IATUL.


Membership fees

The annual membership fee for ordinary and non-commercial associate members has been set at € 250.

There will be an exception on membership fees for the 46 countries which are currently designated by the United Nations as “least developed countries (LDCs). As an Association we need to recognise and respond to the financial barriers that can prevent some countries from fully engaging with IATUL. The membership fees for institutions in these countries will be reduced to 50% of the ordinary IATUL membership fee. 


Membership fees 2024

Membership type

Regular membership fee per year

Reduced membership fee per year
for LDCs

Ordinary Members 

€ 250*

€ 125*

Associate Members 

€ 250*

€ 125*

Associate Members Commercial Sector

€ 500*


* In addition to the listed membership fees, an administrational fee of currently € 11 is charged.


Methods of payment

Payment by bank transfer to:

Account holder:  IATUL
Bank details:  Stadtsparkasse Muenchen
Bank address:  Stadtsparkassenstrasse 2, 80331 Munich, Germany
Swift Code:SS KM DE MM
IBAN Code:DE32 7015 0000 0901 2252 35
Account no.:901 2252 35

Kindly transfer the total amount due according to your invoice document to the account above. Please instruct your bank to debit you with all bank fees including foreign fees. Please make sure the key word of your bank transfer includes the invoice number as well as the name of your library.

Payment by credit card: A secure payment link can be provided to those institutes that prefer credit card payment.