Full membership in COPPUL is open to the libraries of Universities Canada-accredited degree-granting universities within western Canada. Membership entitles the library to full participation in all COPPUL programs, attendance at membership meetings, and eligibility for election to the Board. For more information about the application process, please contact the COPPUL office.
Affiliate membership is open to the library of any non-profit Canadian college or university. The 2022/23 annual membership fee for affiliates is $583. Affiliate members participate in COPPUL licenses for electronic resources, however they do not attend Directors’ meetings or have voting privileges. Affiliate members may attend COPPUL learning events or participate in committees in some cases. Applicants for affiliate membership should send a letter to the COPPUL Executive Director outlining institutional details, including FTE count, degree levels, areas of specialization, size of library holdings, and library staff FTE. The application will be reviewed and voted on by the COPPUL board. Accepted affiliate members shall be required to sign a membership agreement upon acceptance. Institutions that are eligible for full COPPUL membership (i.e. Universities Canada members in western Canada) are not eligible for affiliate membership.