Becoming a Member

Thank you for your interest in joining or continuing your membership with the Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA)!

Membership is per individual librarian; the corresponding benefits are for that individual.If a school or organization has more than one librarian, HVLA invites each librarian or library support person to become a member.


Annual membership goes from October 1 through September 30.
If a member registers or renews partway through a school year, those dues are for the current school year, and membership renewal is due at the beginning of the next school year.


To join or renew your membership, please complete the Membership Form linked below.
Membership Dues and Payment Information
Membership is available at the following levels:
  • Library Professionals (currently working in a school or public library): $30.00
  • Library Students (please mail a copy of Student ID with check): $20.00
  • Library Retirees, Volunteers, Jobseekers: $20.00
  • NYCSCLA Members: $20.00

For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are happy to waive membership fees for any members that have been furloughed or are not actively employed in a school as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Your membership fee can be paid by institutional check, personal check, or credit card via PayPal. Many schools prefer to cover this fee from a professional development fund. Regardless of how you choose to pay, you will be sent an invoice you can submit to a business office or keep for your own records. This invoice includes instructions for submitting your payment via check or PayPal.


For more information about HVLA membership please contact Gwen Kaplan (gwen_kaplan at or Bethany Martin (bethany.martin at