Automated Membership Payments

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We rely on membership as our primary means of support. Automated membership payments make the library more sustainable and help us:

  • better supply the community with free radical and practical information
  • build our permanent collection with more unique and unusual holdings
  • purchase work directly from both local and international independent presses
  • pay key members of our staff
  • train more radical librarians

Make your membership payments automated, so that you’re always up to date on membership dues. Automated membership payments keep us cruisin’ and ensure we’re able to pay for our basic operational expenses!

Make a one-time tax-deductible donation!

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and can provide an additional tax receipt on request.

*Donations made this way will not be counted toward membership dues.

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“Jawnboxes” and Community Supported Art (CSA)

Our Supporter Memberships, and a Community Supported Art (CSA) subscription program functions to support independent and small-press artists in our community, and allows us to:

  • upgrade our space to offer a community print and publication studio
  • commission projects from local artists
  • produce limited in-house print editions
  • and on and on and on…

Any subscribers to our Supporter or CSA Memberships will have a “jawnbox” kept here at the AltLib, which will be periodically stuffed with fascinating bits of “jawn”, including independent publications, zines, music, and other indescribable wonders!

Jawn – /jôn/ – noun DIALECT • US (chiefly in eastern Pennsylvania) – used to refer to a thing that one need not or cannot give a specific name to.

Click below to start a Supporter Membership or subscribe to an AltLib CSA!

Get a “jawnbox” at the AltLib that we’ll periodically stock with zines and art from local creators. It’s like having a PO Box at the AltLib that you can count on regularly being stocked with groovy objects from our community ~

Get a “jawnbox” with all the usual funk, and receive fundraiser edition art commissions created for our CSA Sponsors! You can expect to regularly receive: free tickets to AltLib events, screen printed posters, printed clothing, and beyond ~~~

CSA REMOTE SPONSOR: For those who want to support our space as a Sponsor Member and receive a monthly CSA mailing from the Alternative Library with all of the “jawn” created for our Sponsor Members!

Don’t live in Bellingham, but want to stay connected to the AltLib and receive art from our community? This is for you!