Scholarships & Grants for Librarians

There are literally hundreds of scholarships and grants available to librarians and those interested in going into library science, and it would be impossible to list them all here. Instead, we have attempted to compile a list of the major grants, scholarships, and awards available. Many of these professional and academic organizations may have other sources of funding available to you, and we recommend that you contact them directly in the interests of obtaining the most up-to-date and accurate information.

In addition to these organizations, many universities provide assistantships, grants, scholarships, and fellowships to potential and ongoing students, most of these based on academic achievement, financial need, ethnic or religious background, or other criteria. We strongly recommend contacting the institution of your choice to find out more about the specific types of financial aid available to you.

ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

AALL (American Association of Law Libraries)

LEXIS-NEXIS Research Fund Grants

American Indian Library Association

American Library Association

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLISNA)

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Association of Research Libraries

Beta Phi Mu


Chinese American Libraries Association

Coalition for Networked Information


Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Dena Epstein

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards

International Reading Association

Library of Congress

Medical Library Association

Music Library Association

North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

Rozkuszka Scholarship

Sage Library Support Staff Travel Grants

Society of American Archivists

Special Library Association


Women's National Book Association (WNBA)

xrefer Online


  • Annual Register of Grant Support. Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Reference Funding Center LB2336 .A7
  • Directory of Research Grants. Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Reference Funding Center LB2338 .D5
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Reference Funding Center LB2336 .F6
  • The Grants Register. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Reference Funding Center LB2338 .G7