Membership

Membership of the library is open to all. British Institute students have automatic membership for the duration of their course. 

You are very welcome to visit the library during opening hours. From the second visit, the payment of a membership fee is required.

Membership prices

Full Membership*

Student Membership

Family Membership

  • Annual € 75
  • 6 months € 60
  • 3 months € 50
  • 1 month € 30
  • Junior membership € 20
  • Annual € 60
  • 6 months € 55
  • 3 months € 45
  • Annual (3 family members) € 110
  • Each additional child of the family € 20

Life Membership

1 Week Research Membership

Day Card

  • € 5,000
  • € 15
  • € 6

* Discounts available to AILO and Cultural Salon members, Teatro dell’Opera and Amici della Musica subscribers and tour guides.

Special Membership Rate for Italian universities/Università dell'Età Libera

Students and staff benefit from a 50% reduction on the normal membership rates. Please note that the discount does not apply to Life memberships, one week membership and day card.

Group Membership

Educational institutions can buy a Group Membership for their students. The minimum number of students to qualify for this type of membership is 10 students. Group Membership rates are the following and include 1 free faculty member per 20 students:

  • € 20 per student for up to 2 months;
  • € 30 per student for 3 months;
  • € 40 per student for 6 months;
  • € 50 per student for one academic year.

Membership benefits

  • Free access to the library during opening hours
  • Open shelves access to the books collection
  • On-site consultation of rare books and archival material
  • Books and DVDs loan
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • Access to newspapers and journals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A wide events programme with entry at reduced rates

Borrowing

All members (with the exception of 2 week and Day members) may borrow up to five items at a time. Books may be borrowed for a month, DVDs for a week.

To borrow items a refundable deposit of € 25 is payable.

Click here to see all the discounts available for our members