Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

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By becoming a member you can borrow books, get invited to events, drop in to the library, support Dunedin’s history and your local community.

The Athenaeum & Mechanics’ Institute welcomes new members.  The annual membership fee is $69 and can be paid directly to SBS bank account no. 03 13550726876 00. Fill in the form below to join. You can also join by emailing the Athenaeum at books@dunedinathenaeum.org.nz, call into the library at 23 the Octagon (behind The Craic) or download a copy of the membership application form. You can phone the library on 03 477 6274.

Become a Member

Conditions of Membership

1. You are responsible for the care of items borrowed.

2. All items can be borrowed free of charge for 28 days. Beyond that, overdue fines will be payable when the item is returned.

3. You agree to be contacted by post, email and telephone.

4. Pay the annual subscription to retain currency of membership.

Join the Athenaeum and receive ‘Reading Matters’, by historian and writer Jim Sullivan - a history of the library’s sometimes turbulent past

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