Membership Options

ACM is the world's largest computing society, offering benefits that can advance your career and enrich your knowledge with life-long learning resources. Enhance your professional career or academic life with ACM member benefits that include a free subscription to ACM’s flagship publication Communications of the ACM; online books, courses, videos, and webinars through the ACM Learning Center; opportunities to participate in Local Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and conferences all over the world; optional discounted subscription to the ACM Digital Library; savings on peer-driven specialty magazines and research journals, plus other exclusive member discounts.


Professional Membership Options:

Professional Membership: ($99 USD)
Professional Membership plus ACM Digital Library: ($198 USD)
Special Member Rates for Developing Countries
Joint Society Membership: ($79 USD)
Lifetime Membership

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Retired Members

Members must be at least 60 years of age and an ACM member for the last 10 years to qualify ($74 USD)


Personal Financial Hardship

Renewing members only - financial hardship due to unemployment, disability, etc. ($50 USD)


Student Membership Options:

Student Membership: ($19 USD)
Student Membership plus ACM Digital Library: ($42 USD)
Student Membership plus print CACM and XRDS Magazines: ($42 USD)
Student Membership with Digital Library plus print CACM Magazine: ($62 USD)
Special Member Rates for Developing Countries

Student Transition (Professional) Membership

Available for first year after graduation:
Student Transition: ($49 USD)
Student Transition Subscription to ACM Digital Library: ($50 USD)

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ACM Academic Department Membership

The ACM Academic Department Membership allows universities and colleges to provide ACM Professional Membership to their faculty at a greatly reduced collective cost.

ACM Preferred Employer Program

The ACM Preferred Employer Program allows small and startup companies to provide ACM Professional Membership and ACM Digital Library access to technical staff as an employee benefit.

ACM Corporate Membership Program

ACM's Corporate Membership Program allows companies of any size to provide ACM Professional Membership to their technical staff at a greatly reduced collective cost.

Customer Service FAQ

Do you have questions about your member benefits, how to update your contact information, how to renew your membership, or claim missing issues? If so, visit ACM’s Customer Service FAQ for answers to these questions and more.

ACM membership FAQ

Why I Belong to ACM

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Shape the Future of Computing!

For over 70 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.