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Become a Friend!

Become a member today. As a Friend you will carry forward a centuries-old tradition of preserving the world's intellectual heritage and make a positive contribution to learning. You will also enjoy a range of offers and activities including, invitations to free lectures, presentations,  exhibitions, special events and occasionally special members' discounts. Please read on for a detailed list of membership benefits.

Friend

€ 35 per annum

  • Free lectures on the Library (its buildings, history, collections and services), and on more general literary, historical and bibliographical topics.
  • Literary and musical evenings with eminent figures discussing their work.
  • Views of the Library's major and topical exhibitions and other events.
  • A special  issues per year of the periodical De Boekenwereld.
  • Annual Friends Day, with addresses by guest speakers and an exhibition of books and manuscripts purchased by, or presented through, the Friends.
  • An Annual Report and Statement of Accounts (available on request), detailing the year's purchases and reporting on other aspects of the Friends' activities.

Student Friend

€ 10 per annum

  • The benefits of individual membership (as above)

Friend (Dual membership)

 € 65 per annum

  • The benefits of individual membership (as above) for two people at the same address.

Friend extra (Dual membership)

€ 95 per annum

  • The benefits of individual membership (as above) for two people at the same address.
  • Includes a library Reader's Card

Life Friend

€ 500 as one payment

  • The benefits of individual membership (as above).
  • Annual private view of the Special Collections by one of the curators

 

The membership rates quoted are minimum sums. You are urged to consider subscribing more or donating separately.