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is the official news and features magazine of the American Library Association
The American Library Association is a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members....
. Published six times per year, along with four additional digital-only supplements, it is distributed to all members of the organization. Its ISSN is 0002-9769.
Subscriptions to American Libraries
are not available to individual non-members, but are available to libraries and other institutions by paid subscription: $45 per year in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, $60/year elsewhere.
Access to American Libraries
and the weekly electronic newsletter American Libraries Direct
, have since late 2008 been made freely available to anyone online.
Publication began in 1970, as a continuation of the ALA Bulletin,
which was launched in 1907. Topics include: news about ALA and the library and information science profession in general, information about conferences, job listings, technology, library architecture, programming, budgeting, intellectual freedom, privacy, and other library issues.