Life membership

The British Institute in Florence represents and continues to contribute to the rich cultural exchange between the UK and Italy. As a life member I derive great pleasure from my long term relationship with the Institute as well as the satisfaction of contributing to its future sustainability.

Loyd Grossman, Life Member

Become a life member

In our centenary year we are getting close to achieving an important result: 100 life members of the Harold Acton Library.

Your subscription to the Library can be extended forever. By being a life member you can save yourself the trouble of renewing your membership year by year, but more than anything you become part of a community of friends of the British Institute of Florence and the Harold Acton Library.

Life membership includes:

  • Unlimited use of the Library
  • Attending the lectures of the Cultural Programme
  • Watching the films of the Talking Pictures series
  • Reading the newspapers and magazines in the Library
  • Borrowing books and dvds
  • Enjoying the weekly tea in the Library on Thursdays
  • Taking part in special events
  • The tote bag of the British Institute of Florence
  • A 15% discount on our English, Italian and History of Art courses
  • and much more.

Thanks to your contribution – 600 euro – we will be able to keep the Library alive and uphold its cultural mission.

To become a life member, contact our reception desk, call 055 26778270 or send an email to

Click here to see all the discounts available for our members