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.

Outside our 22 county region, libraries belonging to other regionals (NORWELD, SERLS, SWON) are automatically eligible for NEO-RLS Bronze member benefits and discounts.
Public library membership in NEO-RLS for 2020-2021 is based on your library's total revenue as reported to the State Library of Ohio. For cost estimates specific to your library, please see our most recent schedule of membership dues.

Academic, School and Special libraries can become GOLD Members for the flat rate fee of $265 per year.

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

Click here for a list of all current members.