Frequently Asked Questions

Membership FAQ

How do I become an IEEE Computer Society Member?

Use the interactive membership application or call the IEEE Contact Center at 800-678-IEEE (4333).

Has my IEEE Computer Society membership application been received?

To find out, call the IEEE Contact Center at 800-678-IEEE (4333) or email

Can I join the IEEE Computer Society without joining the IEEE?

Yes. You can join as a Computer Society-only member to receive all IEEE Computer Society benefits, including our award-winning flagship magazine Computer.

IEEE benefits such as IEEE Spectrum are not included.

Are company memberships available?

Please email for information on small-group memberships and corporate programs.

What is the cost to join the IEEE Computer Society as a professional?

Use this interactive calculator to see pricing information about joining the IEEE Computer Society.

What is the cost to join the IEEE Computer Society as a student?

Students can join the Computer Society for an extremely discounted rate. Membership in the IEEE is required.

Special Bonus: Student membership includes full IEEE Computer Society Digital Library access.

Can I join online without using a credit card?


We offer several payment options. Simply complete the online application and proceed to checkout. On the checkout page, scroll down the page to the “payment” area. Acknowledge that you have viewed the terms of membership and terms & conditions, and select the link for “submit payment by mail” PDF.

I can't access my magazine / journal subscriptions; who should I contact?

Begin by logging in to your IEEE web account and accessing your periodical subscription in the CS Digital Library.

If you are still unable to access your publications, email with a description of the problem. Please include screen shots, if possible.

My needs have changed. Can I still add CSDL access to my membership?


Even if your institution does not have access, Computer Society members can add full CSDL access individually to their membership for as low as $130 USD. Simply log in to your membership account and use promo code CSDLTRACK to add it to your cart.

If you need to renew your CS membership along with adding CSDL access, please use promo code CSCSDLTRACK.

Full access to CSDL is included with all Computer Society student memberships at no extra cost.

Where can I find subscription information and rates for IEEE Computer Society periodicals?

Visit the Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) for information about individual and institutional subscriptions.

For institutional Computer Society Digital Library sales, email

How do I change my address on my account?

How do I set up my email alias?

The IEEE Computer Society alias service is available only to current IEEE Computer Society members. It is a forwarding service that directs mail to an existing email address — not an email account.

Begin by setting up an email alias.

You must have a registered IEEE Web account to establish a alias. (Create an IEEE Web account.)
Your alias will become functional within 24 hours.

What do I do if my email alias is not working?

You must enter your alias exactly as you registered it, or else mail that is sent to it will bounce.

If you’ve forgotten your alias, please send a message explaining the problem, along with your member number to

How do I change my forwarding address?

Change your forwarding address:

You will have to enter your IEEE Web account information and your new email address. (Create an IEEE Web account.) A validation code will be sent to your old address along with the web address where you will enter the validation code.

After the change has been verified, it will take up to 24 hours for mail sent to your alias to begin routing to the new email address.

What if I no longer have access to my old email address?

To request the change, please send your new email address, your user name, and your member number to

After the change has been made, it will take up to 24 hours for mail sent to your alias to begin routing to the new email address.

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