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Membership Benefits
Becoming a member is the best way to enjoy everything that the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library - San Diego's only membership library - has to offer. For only $40 a year for an individual membership (and $50 for a family membership), the benefits are many. Members are the first to know of the Athenaeum’s full schedule of events through our bi-monthly newsletter and other advance notifications. Also, only members may check out materials from the library, including books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and LPs. In addition, members receive exclusive discounts on almost all of our programs, including studio art classes, concerts (classical, jazz and new music), lectures, and special events. An Athenaeum Music & Arts Library membership is one of the best values in San Diego.

We invite you to call us at (858) 454-5872 during normal library hours for additional information. We would be delighted to welcome you to our Athenaeum family!

About Library Membership

Memberships are valid for one year after enrollment. Personalized library cards arrive in the mail approximately two weeks after sign up. Please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 during normal library hours if you have any questions.

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Individual Member

• 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

All the rewards as above PLUS:
• Benefits extended to another adult in your household, as well as children under age 18

The Nite Owls (formerly the A-List)
All the rewards of an Individual Member PLUS:
• Admission for two people to all The Nite Owls young professionals music & art mixer events (21+)

Contributing Member

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

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.


All the rewards as above PLUS:
• Preferred seating for concerts*
• Preferred Member exclusive access to 'Special Collection' materials
*Subject to availability.


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.


All the rewards as above PLUS:
• Two gift Individual Memberships
• Two tickets to the Annual Benefactor Banquet


All the rewards as above PLUS:
• Four gift Individual Memberships
• Use of the Athenaeum for a special event

All the rewards as above PLUS:
• For additional benefits, please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872


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