Member benefits

Chicago Collections members receive a number of benefits, including the ability to do things as a collective that may not be able to be accomplished by an individual institution. Through membership, Chicago Collections provides opportunities to expand services and improve efficiency for both its members and its users. With your help, we can introduce both the general public and academic researchers to your resources, assets, and expertise.

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Membership Categories and Dues

Governing Members are higher education and/or other institutions that hold significant collections relevant to the Chicago region and/or its residents. Dues: $6,000

Participating Members are higher education and/or other institutions with smaller holdings relevant to the Chicago region and/or its residents OR institutions that hold larger, more significant collections, but are unable to participate in Chicago Collections projects and programs due to geography or other limiting factors.  Dues: $2,500

Associate Members are smaller libraries, museums, independent archives, or other cultural heritage organizations (e.g., historical societies) that hold significant collections relevant to the region and/or its residents.  Dues: $500

The Partners Program is for commercial organizations or other private entities or individuals that hold significant collections relevant to the Chicago region and/or its residents.  Dues: $5,000

About Membership Dues

Annual dues are billed according to Chicago Collections’ fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and are pro-rated upon start date.

All applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee and approved by the Chicago Collections Board of Directors.

Questions?

Contact Executive Director Jaclyn Grahl at 773.325.7587 or submit an inquiry via our contact page.