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Memberships are valid for one year after enrollment. Personalized library cards arrive in the mail approximately two weeks after sign up.

 

The Athenaeum is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Upper category members at the Contributing Level and above are eligible for a tax deduction with their membership. Please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 during normal library hours if you have any questions. 

 

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Individual Member
$40

  • One personalized membership card
  • Borrowing privileges to the library's unique collection of music and art books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and LPs
  • Subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter with advance notice on concerts, exhibitions, lectures, booksales, and events
  • Member discounts on all art classes, concerts, lectures, and special events

Family Member
$50

All the rewards of an Individual Member PLUS:

  • Benefits extended to another adult in your household, as well as children under age 18

The Night Owls
$75

All the rewards of an Individual Member PLUS:

  • Admission for two people to all Night Owls music & art mixer events for young music & art enthusiasts (recommended for ages 21 to 40-somethings)

Contributing Member
$100

All the rewards of a Family Membership PLUS:

  • A complimentary copy of a selected art or music book
  • Free admission to the annual Members-only Holiday Party
  • Invitations to Members-only special receptions

Supporting Member
$250

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • Preferred Member exclusive access to new CD acquisitions
  • Your name on the annual Benefactors' plaque in the Athenaeum foyer*
  • Your name listed in all concert programs*

*Names will be withheld upon request.


Donor
$500

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • Preferred seating for concerts*
  • Preferred Member exclusive access to Special Collection materials

*Subject to availability.


Patron
$1,000

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • A selected CD by one of our classical or jazz performers
  • One gift Individual Membership for the person of your choice
  • Two tickets to the Annual Patron Cocktail Reception
  • One free class at the Athenaeum School of the Arts*

*Subject to availability.


Benefactor
$2,500

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • Two gift Individual Memberships
  • Two tickets to the Annual Benefactor Banquet

Founder
$5,000

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • Four gift Individual Memberships
  • Use of the Athenaeum for a special event

Athenian
$10,000

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • For additional benefits, please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872

Über Athenian
$15,000+

All the rewards as above PLUS:

  • For additional benefits, please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872

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**Members who contribute at the elevated level (Patron or above) for 5 or more consecutive years are invited to join the Order of the Olive.