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Join as a full member if you are a professional scholar interested in participating fully in the society. This includes attending and presenting papers at meetings, full access to career resources and participating in the governance of the Society.

Student Membership

Currently enrolled students recieve the same benefits of a full membership at a discounted rate.

Public Membership

Public memberships are for those interested in the many on-line benefits of SBL membership. Public members are restricted from many aspects of membership and cannot participate in the governance of the Society or propose papers for any SBL meeting, although they can attend.

Please note that members formerly holding ICI membership will select the rate appropriate for them from the table above and renew their membership online, by fax, or by phone. Learn more about the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI).

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Membership Rates

Total Personal Annual Income Student Full Public
$0 - $20,000 $21 $27 $25
$20,000 - $34,999 $48 $64 $50
$35,000 - $49,999 $48 $96 $70
$50,000 - $74,999 $55 $155 $105
$75,000 - $99,999 $55 $212 $145
$100,000 - $124,999 $64 $255 $185
$125,000 and over $64 $280 $200

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