How to Join


For all enquiries about membership, please contact

Individual Membership

To join BAAL (or renew your membership) as an individual member, please complete the online membership form.


Subscriptions are renewable annually.

  • If you are paying by direct debit, your renewal will happen automatically.
  • If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to the bottom of this screen.
  • If you wish to pay by cheque, or money order, please contact

You do not need to complete a subscription form unless you wish to change your personal details.


All subscriptions can be paid by cheque, money order, PayPal or direct debit. Due to processing costs, direct payment by credit card has been discontinued. You can still pay by credit card using PayPal, which is faster and more secure.

Direct Debit Payment

For Direct Debit you must also complete the Direct Debit form and send it by attachment to We can accept Direct Debits against UK-based bank accounts only. When completing the Direct Debit form, please be sure to include the full address for your Bank, including postcode.

We regret that instructions received by fax or email cannot be actioned by the Bank.

The BAAL administrator only works on Thursdays. it may therefore take a week or so for membership applications and queries to be answered.

Gift Aid

If you are contributing to an appeal or making a special contribution, please consider allowing us to claim Gift Aid tax relief on this. Just complete the form and return it to the treasurer or our administrators. Gift Aid cannot be reclaimed on subscriptions.

Associate Membership

Publishers who support the aims of BAAL can apply for associate membership. Please complete the associate membership subscription form and send by attachment to

Institutional Membership

University departments and libraries who support the aims of BAAL can apply for institutional membership. Please complete the institutional subscription form and send by attachment to

Subscription Rates

Individual          £50

Individual direct debit rate          £48

Reduced rate – (student, retired, unemployed)          £20

Associate (publishers)          £125

Institutional (4 named persons in a university department)          £120

Payment by PayPal

You can pay your membership fee using PayPal:

Please note that while PayPal processing will be immediate, the manual process of accepting members (database update, checking payment, sending receipt, sending acknowledgement email etc) may take a week or so.