Voting Membership Dues
The NISO membership year is January 1 - December 31. Membership dues are payable in US dollars (USD), and assessed annually in October for the following calendar year, with payment due January 1. Membership dues for new members are prorated after July 1 (on a monthly basis based on the membership level), when submitted with payment of the following year's dues.
Level Gross Revenue/ Voting Membership Fee Voting Membership Fee
Operating Expenses (2022) (2023)
A. $300,000,000+ $ 22,810 $ 23,720
B. $ 100,000,000 - $ 299,999,999 $ 16,450 $ 17,110
C. $ 40,000,000 - $ 99,999,999 $ 12,650 $ 13,160
D. $ 15,000,000 - $ 39,999,999 $ 11,080 $ 11,520
E. $ 7,000,000 - $ 14,999,999 $ 8,480 $ 8,820
F. $ 3,000,000 - $ 6,999,999 $ 5,880 $ 6,120
G. $ 500,000 - $ 2,999,999 $ 3,220 $ 3,350
H. Less than $ 499,999 $ 2,110 $ 2,190
For profit corporations: NISO dues are based on a company’s total gross revenue. A Voting Member is considered to be the parent company. A division, affiliate, or subsidiary can join as a Voting Member, but the dues will be assessed at the rate appropriate for the parent organization. If the parent company is already a Voting Member, and a division, affiliate, or subsidiary wants to join separately, the fee for the affiliate, division, or subsidiary is based on their
individual gross revenue.
Non-profit and government agencies: NISO dues are based on total operating expenses (excluding any pass-though monies, cost of goods sold, etc.).
Library Standards Alliance Dues
Membership in NISO's Library Standards Alliance (LSA) is open to academic, public, special, and government libraries and library associations worldwide that have an active interest in collaborating on information standards.
The membership year is January 1 to December 31. Renewal notices are sent annually in October for the following calendar year; payment is due January 1.
2022 LSA Membership Dues
- Level 1: $1,260 - applies to Libraries within doctoral/research universities, national libraries, and large government, public, or state libraries
- Level 2: $745 - applies to all other types of libraries
2023 LSA Membership Dues
- Level 1: $1,300 - applies to Libraries within doctoral/research universities, national libraries, and large government, public, or state libraries
- Level 2: $775 - applies to all other types of libraries
New in 2023 - LSA Membership Dues for Lower Income Countries
- $200 - applies to libraries in countries defined by the World Bank as low-income (GNI per capita of $1,085 or less in 2021), lower middle-income (GNI of $1,086 - $4,255) or upper middle-income ($4,256 - $13,205).
Individual/Sole Proprietor Membership Dues
Individuals who are sole proprietors of a business (such as a consultancy), who act individually to serve the industry, may join NISO as non-voting members in order to participate in multiple working groups and committees. The membership year is January 1 to December 31; renewal notices are sent annually in October for the following calendar year, and payment is due January 1.
To join as an individual/sole proprietor, please complete this brief application form.
The 2022 individual/sole proprietor membership rate is $350