Membership Benefits

There are many reasons to join ACM. When you become a member, you become a part of the dynamic changes that are transforming our world, by helping to shape the future of computing. ACM provides the tools and resources to help get you there, by advancing your career and enriching your knowledge with life-long learning resources.

ACM Professional and Student members enjoy these benefits:

Networking Opportunities:


Professional Members

Student Members

Learning Center with resources for lifelong learning, including online courses targeted toward essential IT skills and popular certifications; online books & videos from Skillsoft®, online books from Safari®, Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress; videos and webinars on hot topics, presented by today's innovators, as well as Tech Packs

The option to subscribe to the full ACM Digital Library, which includes over 2 million pages of text

Ability to search DL, access bibliographic citations, view article abstracts

A full year (12 issues) print subscription to Communications of the ACM


A full year (12 issues) online subscription to Communications of the ACM

A full-year (4 issues) subscription to XRDS: Crossroads, ACM's Student Magazine


A full-year electronic subscription to monthly MemberNet newsletter

Student Quick Takes (ACM's quarterly newsletters)


TechNews (ACM's tri-weekly email IT news digest);

CareerNews, ACM's twice monthly email career news digest

ACM Queue website featuring articles, commentary, blogs, roundtables, case studies, mutlimedia and more

Ubiquity, ACM's IT opinion magazine and forum, and eLearn, ACM's magazine dedicated to distance education

Discounts on subscriptions to ACM journals, magazines, books, and conferences

free email forwarding address with high-quality spam filtering

Special discounts and access to valuable products and services through the ACM's Insurance and Discounts and Special Offers programs

Free access to software and courseware through the ACM Student Academic Initiative


Technical Interest Profile Alerts

Participation in ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP)

Voting for ACM Officers


Shape the Future of Computing!

For over 50 years, ACM has helped computing professionals to be their most creative, connect to peers, and see what’s next. Joining ACM means you dare to be the best computing professional you can be.

Be Creative. Stay connected. Keep inventing.

Join ACM today.

ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.


ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Student teams from more than 120 countries race against the clock in a grueling battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance.