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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 January-December. All current members will be asked to renew in January of each year, no matter when they joined. There are benefits to joining in the fall: you will receive all issues of PBSA published within the calendar year, and your access to the full archive of the journal online and discounts at the University of Chicago Press begin immediately.

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How to Join or Renew

All members – new and returning – are required to complete a quick membership application with some required and some optional questions.

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The BSA currently uses MemberPlanet* to maintain our roster and collect dues online.  If you are renewing, simply login to your MemberPlanet account, review the information on file, and renew.

You will be asked to create a username (your email address) and password to login with MemberPlanet.

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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 (January to December only) 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.