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Membership is limited to persons interested in furthering the objects of the Federation and shall consist of anyone whose application for admission as a member has received the approval of the Board of the Federation.

There are three classes of members of the Federation:

  1. Library Members, being public library boards, bodies deemed by legislation to be such a board, First Nations’ Chiefs and Councils, or public libraries existing as committees of council in Ontario as defined by the Public Libraries Act (Ontario) or other applicable legislation, which pay the membership fee provided for in the By-laws.
  2. Delegates, being those individuals nominated for membership from time to time by Library Members to be their representatives to the Caucuses.
  3. Associate Members, being other organizations which support the objectives of the Federation and the public library community, and which are important to its future well-being. The Board may in its discretion grant other organizations Associate Member status, subject to application being made by any such association, and the association paying the Associate Member’s fee.

To apply for membership, please complete the Application Form and forward it, along with payment, to the Federation offices

Membership fees shall be assessed according to the following schedule and shall be paid on an annual basis:

Under 5000 population $50.00
5,000 -15,000 population $100.00
15,001 – 30,000 population $750.00
30,001 – 50,000 population $1,500.00
50,001 – 100,000 population $3,000.00
100,001 -350,000 population $5,000.00
350,001+ population $7,500.00
Toronto Public Library $15,000.00
Associate Member $500.00