ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 semi-live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, social wall, fun connections, prizes, and content access for 30 days.


March 12, 2021
Early-bird deadline

March 13-
April 16, 2021
Advance registration


Registration Rates

Membership Type
Early Bird Deadline: March 12, 2021
Advance: March 13 – April 16, 2021
ACRL personal member $289 $329
ALA personal member $359 $399
Nonmember $399 $439
Nonsalaried ALA member $129 $169
Retired ALA member $129 $169
Full-time library school student $99 $129

Group discount

10 or more attendees from same institution – enter discount code GROUP10 to receive 10% off registration fees

Registration Policies

Review the ACRL 2021 Code of Conduct, registration, and virtual conference participation policies.

Your ACRL 2021 registration includes:

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Keynote Speakers

Chat Room Connections

Days to Access Content

Digital Poster Sessions

Interactive Programs

Learn. Collaborate. Participate.

No travel costs, awkward hugs, or bad reception chardonnay. ACRL 2021 is 100% virtual this year, so there are no prohibitive accommodation and travel expenses… just register online and you’re ready to go! No furtive name tag glances, and no sore feet! You can enjoy the experience from wherever you are, however you like.

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The Best Content

Relevant and timely sessions with diverse and engaging speakers and thought leaders, ACRL 2021 has the skills you need to advance your library.

Easy to Navigate Agenda

Choose what is most relevant to you. With sortable tags and session types, attend what matters most to you.

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Interaction & Fun

1:1 text/video chat, chat rooms, sentiment features (applaud/like/heart) polling, Q&A with upvoting, gamification, and, of course, cat pics.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

The best services and tools in the profession. Exhibitors and sponsors will entice you with live demos and prizes.

Networking that Works

Whether you want new connections every day, or you want to be “invisible”, the whole range of experience is up to you.

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Connections With Your Peers

ACRL connects you to colleagues who can help you learn and grow. They understand because they live it too.

Connect and keep up. Register today!

Meeting Play is the official ACRL 2021 Platform.

Enjoy its intuitive interface, unique engagement features, and outstanding performance.

Check out the video to see some of the features this high-end platform offers ACRL 2021 attendees.

International Attendees

ACRL welcomes guests from over 25 countries at every conference. We look forward to your participation! Please reach out to us at if you have any questions.

First-time Attendees

We can’t wait to get to know you and if you are ACRL-curious, it’s never been easier to get to know us. Please reach out to us at and let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to help!


In order to give us time to make arrangements, please make all accessibility requests to Tory Ondrla, ACRL Conference Manager before March 12, 2021.

Land Acknowledgement

ACRL acknowledges the land and water it originally intended the conference to gather on. Let us explore how we might build relationships with sovereign tribal nations to lead higher education to be an inclusive space fostering innovation and collaboration.