What is it?

ONE PLACE where a member can access:

  • Click, Listen & Learn pre-recorded webcasts (CLLs)
  • Specific e-books
  • Power 15 podcasts
  • Presentations from prior years’ International Public Works Congress & Exposition (Congress) events
All searchable by topic.
All without any extra fees beyond membership dues!
No limits to how often you access or open the items in the Library.
  

PLUS:
No site registration fees for live CLLs
No CEU/PDH recording fees

AND YOU STILL GET:


How do I get to it?

The Library is located in Members Only, so you can access it as soon as you log in.  Log in with the same Username and Password you would use for Members Only.  There is also a link to the Library under “Discover APWA” near the top of this page, and in the “Quick Links” box near top right of the www.apwa.net homepage.
 
 

When is it available?

The Library opened July 1, 2012, and is now open on the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


What's the advantages to having this?

Training and professional development without:
  • travel
  • scheduling hassles
  • delays while waiting for someone else’s approval
  • delays while waiting for payment to be processed 
Content frequently updated (live CLLs will be recorded and added to the library; outdated items will be removed). 


What are the Costs?  Savings?


The chart below provides a sample of the savings delivered by the enhanced membership benefits package (which includes the Members' Library).  Non-member prices for same items are also listed, for comparison.  This example only includes a comparison of items which are in the Library, many more items are also available for purchase and carry reduced pricing for members.
Item Non-Member    Member
1 Live CLL registration     $ 175    $     0
1 CEU/PDH recording fee for participation in that CLL     $     7    $     0
1 "Performance Measurement in Public Works" book download     $   30    $     0
1 recorded session from 2010 Congress     $   20    $     0
TOTAL     $ 232    $     0
1 Individual membership      $ 174


What about non-members and former members? 

Non-members can still access the items members get in the Library, typically through the APWA Store, but they will pay full price.  Non-members will pay $175 USD to register for a live CLL, other product pricing varies.  So it makes sense to join APWA first!

Former members will have the opportunity to utilize non-member pricing, or they can rejoin/renew and save even more money on personal and professional education! 

Non-members and former members may take a 2-week test drive of the Library - click here to request your test drive. (not necessary if membership is current)

Why did the association do this?

The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities.  By removing some time, travel, and financial constraints involved in participation in typical educational opportunities, the Members' Library opens the doors for more people, agencies, and organizations to access the educational programs APWA provides.