Benefits and Resources for Student Members

Communications of the ACM

ACM's monthly flagship magazine for the computing and information technology fields featuring News, Viewpoints, Practice, Careers, Review Articles, Contributed Articles, Research Highlights, and much more.

XRDS: The ACM Magazine for Students

A quarterly magazine produced by students for students covering cutting-edge research that stimulates, informs, and educates future computer scientists.

ACM Queue

ACM's bi-monthly magazine for practicing software engineers, ACM Queue is written by engineers for engineers, and focuses on the technical problems and challenges that loom ahead.

Learning Center

ACM Learning Center

Resources for lifelong learning – stay informed and competitive in our constantly changing world with online books and courses, tasked-based videos, and Learning Webinars featuring well-known speakers addressing the hottest topics in computing today.


Online Courses from Skillsoft

Access to online courses, eBooks and thousands of short, task-based videos from Skillsoft Percipio on today's most sought after skills and certifications, designed to provide on-the-job support and daily problem solving for both end users and IT professionals.

ACM TechTalks

ACM's popular webinar series featuring expert industry professionals, distinguished ACM award laureates, and visionary researchers from industry and academia. Focused on keeping our global audience of busy practitioners at the forefront of technical trends, professional development, and emerging technologies.

Digital Library

Members can subscribe to the world’s most comprehensive database of literature at a discounted rate. Browse and search with full-text access to ACM journals, conference proceedings, magazines and newsletters, and search other publishers’ bibliographic resources.

ACM Digital Library


ACM Journals, Transactions and Magazines cover cutting-edge aspects of computing, with articles written and edited by leading experts in their respective fields. The world-renowned Transactions Series features many of the most respected peer-reviewed authors in computer science. Magazines cover different aspects of computing with opinions, forums, podcasts, and more. ACM members receive discounted subscription rates.

Conference Discounts

Discounts for Special Interest Group (SIG) Conference registration fees plus access to more than 170 international conferences, symposia, and workshops.


Special Interest Groups

ACM’s 37 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent virtually every major area of computing. SIGs offer a wealth of resources including conferences, proceedings and newsletters covering a broad spectrum of technical expertise and providing firsthand knowledge of the latest development trends. ACM SIGs are a great way to meet peers, delve deeper into particular technical areas, and volunteer on interesting projects.

Join an ACM SIG

Local Chapters

Professional chapters worldwide function as intellectual and geographical nodes of activity for both ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts.


ACM-W is ACM’s membership group dedicated to encouraging the engagement of women in activities in all areas of computing. In addition to celebrating women’s successes by exploring opportunities in the field, ACM-W helps make women more visible in their respective communities.


Additional ACM Member Resources


Tri-weekly e-digest delivering the latest IT news.

ACM Bulletins

E-notifications of ACM news and initiatives.


Opinion magazine and forum.


Quarterly e-newsletter on ACM people and activities.


Twice-monthly e-digest on career-related topics.

Discounts & Special Offers

On insurance, software, hardware, publications, training courses, and more.

Table-of-Contents Alerts

For ACM journals, magazines, proceedings or SIG newsletters.

Email Forwarding

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