2019 membership

Please note- 2019 membership is not yet open.

A ballot is currently underway and will be completed by Friday 14 December 2018. Applications for 2019 membership will open soon after this date.

If you are currently a member and have not yet received the ballot, please check your junk mail or contact


Join and get involved

If you are interested in the documentation of art and design or the provision of library and information services to artists, designers, architects and other creative practitioners then ARLIS is the society for you.


Personal membership of ARLIS runs from January to December and brings many benefits:

  • Network with fellow professionals in the field
  • Receive and exchange information and ideas
  • Access a range of continuing professional development events and activities and receive member-only discounts
  • Apply for ARLIS travel grants to pursue a research interest or an exchange

You can also join as an enhanced member to keep up-to-date with professional developments via the Art Libraries Journal, the international premier journal of the art library profession. Enhanced members receive a print copy of the journal issues published during their year of membership.

Concessionary rates available for both membership categories.

Personal membership application form: 2018 personal membership application form

Payment can be made by bank transfer (details provided on the form), or via PayPal:

Memberships available

Please email your application form and details of date and method of payment together to


Institutional (UK and Overseas) membership

UK & Ireland and Overseas institutional membership application form: 2018 institutional membership application

Please note – to obtain an institutional membership of ARLIS, the above application form needs to be sent to AND Cambridge University Press, Journals Customer Services – CUP will supply the ALJ directly and will also deal with billing. ARLIS will however still need member details in order to send notification of events and publication launches.

Individual issues of the Art Libraries Journal are also available for sale. For single issues published before 2016, contact the editor.

Get involved

As a member, there are lots of ways to get involved with ARLIS: