Membership is for one calendar year. Classes of membership are:
"Individual", "Family" and "Library-Society" as defined in the
Bylaws (Article III, Section 3, A, B & C).
The Bylaws of the Society are available on the web at
(1) One can join AGS during any month of the calendar year upon
submission of the application form and payment of dues applicable
to the desired class of membership. Upon activation the member will
receive full benefits of membership including back issues (if
available) of the current year's magazines and newsletters
published prior to joining.
(2) New members joining in the last quarter (October - December)
will receive member benefits for the balance of the current year
but membership will be credited for the following calendar year
unless the joining member states on the application the option to
have their membership begin in the current year to receive member
benefits as described in (1) above.
Dues are payable in the month of January. If dues are not
received by the last day of March the member is considered inactive
and will receive no further benefits of membership. An inactive
member can renew at any time under the same provisions of joining
as a new member.