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Atla’s membership includes more than 800 individuals and libraries at academic institutions from diverse religious traditions and backgrounds. As a community of collectors and connectors, Atla works to promote worldwide scholarly communication in religion and theology by advancing the work of libraries and related information providers.

We want members to experience the full value of the Atla community within their budget during these difficult times

The Atla Board of Directors reflected on the current challenges Atla members are facing and passed a resolution to offer members financial relief through optional dues reductions for the 2020-2021 membership year. Members may opt to pay their full membership dues amount or use a discount code to indicate their preferred “pay what you want” dues level. Codes can be found on our membership pages.

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Individual Membership

Individual membership is open to any person who is engaged in professional library or scholarly communications work in theological or religious fields.

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is open to libraries of accredited institutions of higher education that support programs in theology and religious studies.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members are businesses, organizations, publishers, or vendors that are not a library or a library that does not meet the qualifications for Institutional Membership.

About Atla

Atla is a membership association of librarians and information professionals, and a producer of research tools, committed to advancing the study of religion and theology.

Recent News

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75th Anniversary: Renew Your Atla Membership within Your Budget

Renew your Atla Membership for the 2020-2021 year and learn about our new discounts to help our members stay connected in the face of difficulty.

Atla Open Press Announces Publication of Shifting Stacks

A new title from Books@Atla Open Press, Shifting Stacks examines emergent issues at the nexus of academic librarianship and theological education. Read open access or order your print today!

Meet Atla Diversity Scholarship Winner Marian Ekweogwu!

Marian Ekweogwu is one of the two Atla Diversity Scholars for 2019-2020! Learn more about her and her journey with Atla and theological librarianship.

New Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available!

Check out the new edition of Theology Cataloging Bulletin, an open access quarterly publication of the Atla Open Press.

Member Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Atla community.

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Upcoming Events

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Forum on Theological Librarians Around the World

Join us on October 27, 2020, at 10 am CST for a TLM global forum hosted by the International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force (ITLE).

PDA Series – Introduction to Creative Commons Licensing

Join LOUIS for their webinar on Thursday, Sep 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. CST, as part of the on-going PDA series.

Telling Your Story: Articulating Your Value as a Technical Services Librarian

Join us on October 6, 2020, at 1 pm CST for a TLM webinar from Leslie Engelson and Christina Torbert on how to promote yourself as a technical services librarian.

After They Graduate: Best Practices for Promoting Research Tools to Alums and Beyond

Find out the best ways of promoting research tools to alums in this TLM panel, hosted by Cristina Ochoa on October 13, 2020, at 11 am CST.

Celebrating and Preserving the Past through Digitization and the Atla Digital Library

In this TLM webinar on October 22, 2020, at 3 pm CST, three contributors to the Atla Digital Library will showcase their collections and projects.