Library Membership


All libraries are automatically Geographic members of NEO-RLS if they exist within the counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

Many libraries also choose to become Gold, Silver or Bronze dues-paying members of NEO-RLS in order to enjoy additional benefits, including discounted continuing education programs and consulting services, access to valuable group discounts and more.

NEO-RLS offers three paid membership levels which are available for purchase at any point during our fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) at a pro-rated price.

By joining as a paid member, your library will save on our core continuing education and consulting services as well as technology demos, staff day planning, and collection sharing. Discover the cost savings of paid membership by reviewing our Membership Benefits.

Contact us to discuss membership benefits and cost savings or click one of these links to become a member now: Publics Academics Schools Specials

Outside our 22 county region, libraries belonging to other regionals are automatically eligible for NEO-RLS Bronze member benefits and discounts.
Public library membership in NEO-RLS for 2017-2018 is based on your library's total FTE and on minimum/maximum restrictions. For cost estimates specific to your library, please see our most recent list of membership costs for all Geographic member libraries.

GOLD Membership ($125/FTE) provides FREE continuing education and consulting for $100/hour with 4 FREE hours. 
SILVER Membership ($100/FTE) provides FREE webinars and archives and a 50% discount on all other continuing education and consulting at $125/hour.
BRONZE Membership ($75/FTE) provides FREE archived webinars and a 25% discount on all other continuing education and consulting at $150/hour.

NEW for FY18-19 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) - Public library dues will be based on total revenue as reported to the State Library of Ohio.

School and Special libraries can become GOLD Members for the flat rate fee of $250 per year.

Click here for a list of current members.