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Current and new members register for one year, after which membership has to be renewed on an annual basis. The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December.

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Print, complete, scan and email one of the following:

2020 Membership Forms


Individual Membership 2020

South African Individual    ZAR 650-00
SA Undergraduate Students** ZAR 310-00
SA Interns ZAR310-00
SA Pensioners ZAR 310-00
SA Unemployed ZAR 310-00
SA Volunteer ZAR 310-00
African Individuals ZAR 975-00
International Individuals ZAR 975-00

** LIASA Constitution, Rule
Student membership shall be accorded to undergraduate students in tertiary institutions who are not gainfully employed and who are pursuing any academic or professional programme that may eventually qualify such a student as a librarian or information worker.

Membership entitles you to:
  • LIASA has professional body status and therefore, upon application and meeting the requirements, LIASA can confer a designation;
  • Regular communication via the mailing list LIASAOnline;
  • Four issues of LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional;
  • Paid-up members have access to the electronic version, even before the printed copy is posted to the members and stakeholders;
  • Access to the South African Journal for Library and Information Science, the academic and accredited professional journal;
  • Access to online tools, to be used by new generation librarians in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environment. These tools are available by logging in to your profile;
  • Discounted rates for meetings, seminars and the annual conference;
  • Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops;
  • Subscription to the LIASA Online Career Centre to receive emailed notifications immediately once a vacancy has been added;
  • Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards;
  • Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities when available;
  • Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the IFLA membership rate;
  • Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other LIASA committees;
  • Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates;
  • Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities;
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership and professional skills, learning best practice from others; and
  • Networking, and more networking! Experience what it feels like to belong to a community that is passionate about the library profession in South Africa, and network with the who's who in LIS - nationally & internationally!

Institutional Membership 2020

South African Institution ZAR 3 260-00
African Institution ZAR 3 260-00
International Institution ZAR 3 260-00
The above gives your institution access to the following benefits:
  • A paid-up institutional member may register up to five (5) of its employees for the Annual Conference at the rate applicable to an individual member;
  • Institutional members are entitled to discount advertising in LIASA-In-Touch;
  • LIASA provides online communication through its mailing list LIASAOnline and its website;
  • The member institution is entitled to send one representative to the AGM and that individual may vote on behalf of the institutional member; and
  • Institutional members are entitled to receive one copy per quarter of the LIASA-in-Touch.

Banking details:

Various payment options are available for members to pay their membership dues.  For security reasons an Electronic Funds Transfer is the preferred method. 

Only during Conference week will you be able to pay our membership dues with a debit or a credit card.

If payment is made in cash, either at the LIASA National Office, a branch function or conference, insist on a receipt. 

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Please use your membership number or name and surname or invoice number as reference when making a payment.

BankFirst National Bank
Branch Code251 445
Account TypeCheque / Current
Account NameLIASA
Account Number5325-1066-743
Swift CodeFIRN ZAJJ 926



LIASA does not take responsibility for payments received without your reference number OR LIASA membership number OR full name as a reference. The reference must be clearly visible on the proof of payment.

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