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For nearly 50 years, METRO’s state-of-the-art training, services, and networking opportunities have helped our diverse members in New York City and Westchester County stay at the forefront of the latest innovations in the library and archival services fields. We welcome your membership and look forward to working with you!


Institutional / Corporate Membership

Join over 250 libraries, archives, and museums in New York City and Westchester county as a member of METRO. Get access to grant programs, resource sharing, vendor discounts, and registration discounts on professional development for your institution’s employees.

Please see our list of current members. A copy of this list in PDF format is available here. Note: if your institution is listed here, you are considered a member of METRO.

Benefits

Membership Fees

In accordance with Article II Section 9 of the Metro Bylaws “Dues for each category of membership shall be set by majority vote of the members based on recommendations of the Board of Trustees.” Until further action by the Board, the following annual dues schedule will be in effect. All dues assume non-profit status of member. For-profit membership rates are available upon request.

To become a METRO member, please complete this form.

Annual operating expenditures of membership units (salaries, materials and other expenses) Annual Dues
Between $50,000 and $99,000 $494
Between $100,000 and $249,000 $790
Between $250,000 and $499,000 $1,087
Between $500,000 and $749,000 $1,483
Between $750,000 and $999,000 $1,977
Between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 $2,966
Over $2,000,000 $3,954

Eligibility

For purposes of membership in METRO, a library is defined as an entity that provides reference and research services and has a separate and independent budget. Libraries include, but are not limited to, public libraries, public elementary school or secondary school libraries, academic libraries, health sciences/medical libraries, research libraries, and private libraries, provided they are eligible to be considered libraries within the state in which they are organized. METRO does not certify or evaluate individual libraries except against our own membership criteria.

  Full Members Collegial Members Affiliate Members Associate Members
Who can Apply? Legally designated libraries or research organizations in NYC or Westchester County. Organizations that do not meet all the criteria to become Full Members. Organizations located outside NYC or Westchester County. Organizations that do not provide reference/research services but share METRO’s goal of improving access to library resources. No geographic restrictions apply in this category.
How to Apply? Complete the online application and arrange a site visit by a METRO staff representative.     Submit a letter explaining your organization’s mission and provide recent annual report or similar document.

myMETRO Individual Membership

Join more than 300 individual librarians, archivists, and information professionals as a myMETRO Member.

Benefits of myMETRO Membership

Membership Fees

Annual Fees for myMETRO Membership are

We offer 50% discounts on Individual Memberships for students, retirees, and professionals in transition. Three year memberships are available to current students for $125.00.

If you are interested in joining us as a myMETRO member, please complete this form. One of our staff members will be in touch with you to follow up on your membership submission.