Membership

  • According to its statutes, EAHIL brings together people working or having worked in a professional capacity in health and medical libraries and information services.
  • Commercial companies, whose interests coincide with those of the Association, are supporting EAHIL activities as Affiliated Members.

Number of EAHIL Members by Country

Individual membership

  • Individual membership for information professionals is free of charge  Please register to join here.
  • Individual EAHIL members in Council of Europe member states can apply for scholarships to attend EAHIL conferences or workshops.

Membership for commercial companies and representatives

  • As of 2018, the fee for commercial companies, such as publishers, to join as affiliate members is €500 per annum. Please contact the secretariat to join.
  • For postal mailing labels to members, there is an additional fee of €150 (maximum two mailings per year)*
  • For email mailing to members, there is an additional fee of €300 (maximum two mailings per year)*
  • Affiliate members receive discounts on advertising rates in the Journal of EAHIL
  • Commercial company representatives can join EAHIL’s email distribution lists, but may not use the lists for advertising.
  • Commercial representatives receive early information about EAHIL conferences and workshops.
  • As affiliate members, commercial representatives may participate in committees and attend general assemblies, but do not have voting privileges.

* Mailing members: Only those members who actively agree to receive product information by either print or email will be included in these lists. Email addresses of individual members are not shared: affiliate members are given access to a moderated email distribution list.

Membership for information professionals living outside the member states of the Council of Europe

  • There is no membership fee for information professionals living and working outside the member states of the Council of Europe.
  • Your membership application will not be accepted without evidence that you are a librarian or information professional – for example, evidence of valid membership of a national or regional professional association (e.g. AHILA, MLA, CMLA etc.) or a letter of reference – and verifiable details of your institutional affiliation.

Institutional membership

  • Since individual membership of EAHIL became free, the benefit of institutional membership for libraries has greatly diminished.
  • At present, we encourage new members to use individual membership instead of institutional membership.

Further information about membership