Access member-only content (including the CHLA directory) using the userid and password that were sent to when you joined or renewed your subscription. In the Member Area Features section, you can search for names in the directory using the query box, or select 'Quick Reports' to see the complete member roster. If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the CHLA/ABSC Association Office at

Membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. All fees are expressed and payable in Canadian Dollars.

CHLA/ABSC members* benefit from:

  • Discounted rates for CHLA/ABSC hosted continuing education activities, including our annual conference.
  • MLA member rates for MLA sponsored continuing education activities.
  • Eligibility for professional development and research grant funding.
  • Connecting with the Canadian health library community by joining CHLA/ABSC committees and interest groups.
  • Development of leadership skills and shaping the future of the association by joining the board or a chapter executive.
  • The latest with our member newsletter, the eNews.
  • Celebrating colleagues with the CHLA/ABSC awards.
  • Access to the exclusive members only section of the CHLA/ABSC website, including access to the CHLA/ABSC members directory

*some membership plans have exemptions or additions to the items listed above, see
membership plan details below for more information.

CHLA/ABSC membership plans:

In addition to the benefits listed above, during each year of the lifetime of the membership, an honourary member shall receive:

  • One annual call for nominations/nominations form;
  • One annual ballot for the election of Board members;
  • One vote at each Annual General Meeting;

Guidelines for awarding of Honourary Membership are available here.