Long table of periodicals and plaster busts at the walls.

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

  • Five beautiful floors of Boston’s best spaces for reading and working.
  • Member-only discussion and book groups.
  • Thousands of ebooks and audiobooks.
  • Free or reduced-price tickets to author talks, lectures, and concerts for you and up to three guests per visit.
  • Discounts at Folio, the restaurant at the Athenaeum (opening in 2024).
  • Research support from our full-time reference team.
  • Discounted parking in the Boston Common Garage.
  • Boston’s best work and study spaces across five beautiful floors.
  • Curated recommendations of new and noteworthy reads plus gift ideas from our expert staff.
  • Free or discounted reciprocal admission to hundreds of libraries and cultural institutions around the country through NARM and ROAM ― from the Frick Collection in New York to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
  • Digital resources including ebooks, audiobooks, research databases, and periodicals.

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Enjoy all the perks of belonging to Boston’s premier gathering place for the curious.

Student reading, 2nd floor Long Room