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PLEASE NOTE: Membership Applications and Renewals are temporarily suspended. The provider of our membership management system has, unexpectedly, ceased operations. We are working on putting in place a new system.

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.
Regular membership dues are $300 per year.
Membership dues are $100 per year for institutions from countries in a developing region according to the most recent United Nations Human Development Report (go to
Subject to approval from the NDLTD Board of Directors, annual dues may be waived for some organizations in developing nations. Request waivers from the Chair of the Membership Committee.
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.
Membership dues are $100 plus $50 per member of the consortium for consortia from countries in a developing region according to the most recent United Nations Human Development Report (go to

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 Supporting Membership:
Individuals and institutions that are not ready or able to pay for membership may register their interest in NDLTD by enrolling as non-paying supporting members. Note that Global ETD Search and the NDLTD Union Catalog are Open Access services, which are provided free of charge regardless of NDLTD membership status.
To enroll as a Non-paying Supporting Member, click here and do NOT proceed to Step 2.


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.

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