Become a Member

The Institute Library cordially invites women and men of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to apply for membership in our unique organization.

In July 2012, the library returned to a tiered membership system to offer different benefits to suit the needs of a variety of members.  Membership dues are annual.

The Apprentice Membership – $25
Benefits include:

-Full book-borrowing privileges
-Full reading room privileges
-Email subscription to announcements and book lists
-Invitations and discounted admission to library events, including lectures and performances

The Subscriber Membership – $60
Benefits include:

-All benefits of the Apprentice Membership
-Mail subscription to printed announcements and book lists
-Books-by-mail borrowing service
-Two-hour parking validation at downtown parking lot one block from the library

The Patron Membership – $125
Benefits include:

-All benefits of the Apprentice & Subscriber Memberships
-Free admission to lectures and performances
-Visiting and borrowing privileges at partner membership libraries throughout the U.S. (for a list of participating libraries, please click here)