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How to Join or Renew

Online

Create an online account (or log in if you already have one) and complete our simple online application. Once logged in, select "Join or Renew."

By Phone

Call Membership at (617) 720-7604 for assistance.

In Person

Visit the Membership team on the first floor during operating hours. We can help you at the front desk or in the Membership Office.

Through the Mail

Download, print, and complete an application, and mail it to the address below. We are happy to send a membership form and an addressed, postage-paid envelope for your convenience.  Request one at membership@bostonathenaeum.org.

Membership Office
Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

Levels and Pricing

Young Patron Individual Membership
$220 per year
Entitles one cardholder aged 35 or younger all of the full benefits of membership and any dependents 22 or younger living within the same household may also be added to a Young Patron Individual Membership.
 
Young Patron Family Membership
$245 per year
Entitles up to two adult cardholders aged 35 or younger and any dependents 22 or younger living within the same household all of the full benefits of membership.
Additional cards can be issued for any nannies or caregivers who accompany members of the household to the Athenæum.
 
Individual Membership
$315 per year
Entitles one cardholder all of the full benefits of membership and any dependents 22 or younger living within the same household may also be added to an Individual Membership.
 
Family Membership
$345 per year
Entitles up to two adult cardholders and any dependents 22 or under living within the same household all of the full benefits of membership.
Additional cards can be issued for any nannies or others who accompany members of the household to the Athenæum.
 
Institutional Membership
$700 per year
Entitles up to three employees or affiliates of a nonprofit or for-profit institution to all of the full benefits of membership.
A limited number of additional cards may be purchased at a reduced rate of $100 per card.
 
To purchase an institutional membership please contact the Membership Office directly.
 
Membership dues are not tax-deductible.