How to Join

Join the LOCKSS Alliance! Engage and collaborate to ensure your collection, preservation and access needs are met now and in the future.

Publishers participate in the Global LOCKSS Network for no cost. While openings are limited, we welcome hearing from you. Please contact us for an evaluation.

Libraries that participate in the Global LOCKSS Network pay a small fee to receive:

  • Technical support to bring online and maintain a LOCKSS Box
  • Locally own collections from over a quickly growing list of publishers for 100% perpetual access
  • The tools to shape the scope and content of their LOCKSS assets in line with local priorities, adding value to their library
  • Strategic opportunities for community engagement, magnifying and leveraging local activities

Fees (September 2016 – August 2017) for libraries and institutions in the United States are below. Fees for libraries in the United Kingdom are here. Please contact us if your institution is outside the United States or the United Kingdom. Fees are expected to rise 2% as of September, 2017.

Institution Size
Annual Fees
Very Large Research Universities $ 12,460
Large Research Universities $ 11,080
Medium Doctoral/Research Universities $  9,463
Large Master’s Colleges and Universities $  6,000
Medium Master’s Colleges and Universities $  5,129
Small Master’s Colleges and Universities $  4,252
Baccalaureate Colleges $  2,489

Contact Us about Private LOCKSS Network participation.