Become Member

STEP 1: CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE MEMBERSHIP TYPE
There are three paid membership types: Individual, Institutional, and Consortial. There is one unpaid membership option for those unable or not ready to commit to regular membership dues.

Individual Membership:
For anyone interested in supporting the goals of the NDLTD. Annual dues: $25.

Institutional Membership:
For a single degree-granting institution or a supporting organization, such as a library, involved in disseminating and archiving ETDs. Annual dues: $300.

Developing Nations Institutional Membership:
For a single degree-granting institution or a supporting organization, such as a library, involved in disseminating and archiving ETDs from a country not categorized under Very High or High Human Development in the most recent United Nations Human Development Report. Annual dues: $100.
Subject to approval from the NDLTD Board of Directors, annual dues may be waived for some organizations in developing nations.
Before applying for a Developing Nations Membership, please verify your country's status in the most recent United Nations Human Development Report. To qualify for this type of membership, the country must NOT be categorized under Very High or High Human Development.

Consortial Membership:
For multi-campus university systems or other institutional networks that want to offer NDLTD Institutional Membership as a benefit to their own members. The annual membership dues for a consortium are $300 plus $150 per member of the consortium. For example, a consortium of ten libraries would pay: $300 + 10 x $150 = $1800.
To ensure an accurate invoice, please do NOT fill out the online application. Instead, please e-mail your contact information, the name of the consortium, and a list of all institutional members of your consortium to the Chair of the Membership Committee.

Developing Nations Consortial Membership:
For multi-campus university systems or other institutional networks from a country not categorized under Very High or High Human Development in the most recent United Nations Human Development Report that want to offer NDLTD Institutional Membership as a benefit to their own members. The annual membership dues for a developing nations consortium are $100 plus $50 per member of the consortium. For example, a consortium of ten libraries would pay: $100 + 10 x $50 = $600.
To ensure an accurate invoice, please do NOT fill out the online application. Instead, please e-mail your contact information, the name of the consortium, and a list of all institutional members of your consortium to the Chair of the Membership Committee.

Consortial Affiliate:
This membership type is reserved for use by institutions whose membership is paid through a consortium. Please use this option ONLY if you know that your institutional membership is paid through an existing NDLTD Consortial Member.

Non-paying Membership (Nonmembers):
The third-party membership-management system refers to this option as "nonmembers." NDLTD provides option for those individuals and institutions that wish to register their interest in NDLTD, but are not ready or able to pay for membership. Global ETD Search and the NDLTD Union Catalog are Open Access services, provided free of charge regardless of NDLTD membership.

STEP 2: JOIN NDLTD

Registration and payment are processed through our membership-management provider.

You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred payment method: credit card (VISA, Master Card, Discover, or American Express), check, or international money order. Payment by check or money order results in significant delays and increases NDLTD's administrative costs. With the credit-card option, your membership will be activated instantly.

As part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to generate a PDF invoice. Please temporarily disable any active pop-up blocker in your browser if you need an invoice.

Please register at least two contacts per institution. The primary contact should be the person processing payments.

Click here to JOIN NDLTD.

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