There are two ways to get American Libraries:

Become a member of the American Library Association.

Or subscribe as an institution.

Imagine a service for librarians that teams up with the best minds in the profession to examine the issues of the day, keeps pace with the latest news about new technology, races ahead with a balanced and readable selection of opinion and viewpoints, downloads it all into a colorful and portable format, and delivers it to your door every other month!

It’s here. It’s called American Libraries, and it’s committed to earning a place on your desk and your library’s shelves.

2021 INSTITUTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS are $74/year in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, $84/year elsewhere. Become a subscriber today. 2022 institutional subscriptions will be $75/year in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, $85/year elsewhere.

SINGLE ISSUES are $7.50, with a 30% discount for five or more copies. Contact Carrie Smith, 800-545-2433, ext. 4216 or

MISSING ISSUES can be claimed by contacting ALA Member Relations and Services via email or by calling 1-800-545-2433.

American Libraries publishes 6 times a year in print, plus a digital-only July/August issue and occasional digital supplements.

Subscribe through your jobber, or send payment to:

American Libraries, Subscriptions
225 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60601

Indicate the name and address of subscribing institution and department or attention line.

Institutional membership in the American Library Association includes a subscription to American Libraries. For information about other benefits and dues, call Member Relations and Services at 800-545-2433, or visit the American Library Association website.