Benefits of Membership

The Sustainable Library Initiative’s Sustainable Libraries Certification Program (SLCP) provides library leaders with a tested, structured path forward to increase your library’s commitment to environmental stewardship, economic feasibility, and social equity.

As you progress through the SLCP you will:

  1. Create an organizational culture that asks the right questions about operational and outreach decisions
  2. Engage administration, staff, and board members/administration in a new way of thinking and collaborating
  3. Inspire your colleagues and community to join your efforts
  4. Reduce your greenhouse gases, energy intake, and waste output
  5. Help to futureproof your organization, our profession and your community.


Along the way we’re here to help! Membership means:

  • One-on-one assistance from your mentor
  • Monthly online support meetings to connect with your peers and the mentors
  • Resources to expand your understanding of issues addressed through the program and enhance your ability to implement effective policies, procedures, and programs
  • Exclusive access to sample policies, templates, and continuing education opportunities