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We welcome you to join the Bibliographical Society of America and to renew your membership for the current year!
BSA membership is annual from October-September. All current members will be reminded to renew in August of each year, no matter when they joined. Benefits to joining in the summer include: receiving all issues of PBSA published during your membership year (the December, March, June, and September issues), access to special discounts at the Center for Book Arts, University of Chicago Press, and the New York Society Library, and access to the full archive of the journal online immediately.

In May 2022, the Council voted to change the Society’s membership year from January 1 to December 31, to October 1 to September 30th. You can learn all about renewing your membership before December 1, 2022 in our announcement about the change and in this FAQ. Please be sure to read the FAQ if you are interested joining the BSA for the first time to understand your options.

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How to Join or Renew

All members – new and returning – are required to complete a quick membership form.

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To join or renew your membership online, simply click the button below to be redirected to our membership form. You will receive a confirmation email with your receipt, as well as important information about accessing member benefits online. You can use your credit or debit card to pay your dues online in our secure membership form, powered by Stripe

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Join or Renew by Mail with a Check

You may also join by mail by downloading the form below, then completing and mailing it to us with a check.

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Membership Dues

Annual membership dues for BSA membership are:

  • $80 for Partner membership: Dues cover the cost the Journal, our meetings, and administration.
  • $125 for Sustaining membership: Help sustain our programs for the future, and support the junior members entering our field.  $45 of your membership fee is fully tax-deductible for US residents.
  • $250 for Leadership membership: Support the growth of the BSA’s programs and membership in person and online, and support our publications.  $170 of your membership is fully tax-deductible for US residents.
  • $500 for Advancing membership: Advance the BSA’s mission and geographic reach. $420.00 of your membership fee is fully tax-deductible for US residents.
  • $50 for residents of Latin America / para residentes de América Latina: This option is available to bibliographers 36 and older living in Latin America. While the Society continues to conduct its business primarily in English, we hope to foster a more global bibliographic community and offer more Spanish-language programs and digital content that meet your needs. / Esta opción está disponible a los bibliógrafos mayores de 36 años con residencia en América Latina. Aunque la mayoría de las actividades de la Sociedad se llevan a cabo en inglés, buscamos fomentar una comunidad bibliográfica más global y ofrecer más programación y contenido digital en español para responder a sus necesidades.

Emerging bibliographers who are 35 years of age and under may join at a discounted $25 annual rate.