NISO Membership Dues

2022 Membership Dues

Voting Membership Dues

The NISO membership year is January 1 - December 31. Membership dues are assessed annually in October for the following calendar year. Payment is 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/                        NISO
            Operating Expenses                 Membership Fee

A.       $300,000,000+                                       $ 22,810

B.       $ 100,000,000 - $ 299,999,999              $ 16,450

C.       $ 40,000,000 - $ 99,999,999                  $ 12,650

D.       $ 15,000,000 - $ 39,999,999                   $ 11,080

E.       $ 7,000,000 - $ 14,999,999                     $ 8,480

F.       $ 3,000,000 - $ 6,999,999                       $ 5,880

G.        $ 500,000 - $ 2,999,999                        $ 3,220

H.        Less than $ 499,999                             $ 2,110


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.).

To learn more about the Voting Membership, see NISO Voting Member Benefits and Voting Membership List.

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.

  • 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

To learn more about the Library Standards Alliance Membership, see the LSA Member benefits and the LSA Member List.

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


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