Anyone who is employed by an institution to service Middle East library materials in a professional capacity (selection, acquisition, cataloging, indexing, reference work, administration, and/or preparation of research tools), as well as any other person who has an interest in these aspects of Middle East library materials, is encourage to join our Association.

The membership year begins at the time of the Annual Meeting of the Association. The annual membership fee is due 30 days before the annual meeting. Our annual dues are U.S. $30.00. The membership fee includes a subscription to MELA Notes, published annually. The by-laws of the Association (as amended) delineate the member service opportunities and responsibilities.

Please complete the membership form below:



Enter your last name.
Enter your first name.
Enter the name of your position title.
Enter the name of the institution or organization you are employed by.
Enter your work address.
Enter your work phone number, including country and area code.
Enter your home address.
Enter your home phone (or mobile/preferred phone), including country and area code.
Let us know if we can publish your work address in our directory.
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Select the best address to receive MELA communications.
Enter your email address.

Or you can click here to download the membership application form.

  • Please make your check payable to “Middle East Librarians Association,” or MELA.
  • Checks must be in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Please do not send cash.
  • Dues for individual, institutional, and foreign members are U.S. $30.00 per year and run from November to November.
  • For those who find it more convenient, it is possible to pay for more than one year in advance. Lifetime memberships are $600.00.

New Option!

You may now pay for your dues by credit card or PayPal account.

Annual membership dues are only U.S. $30.00

Payment options

You may also mail your payment by check or money order (in US Dollars) to the MELA Secretary-Treasurer at one of the following addresses:

William Kopycki

(from US mailing addresses:)

Unit 64900 Box 26
APO AE 09839-4900

(from foreign addresses:)

Library of Congress
US Embassy
8 Kamal al-Din Salah St.
Garden City, Cairo