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If you like what the Friends do for the Athenaeum, we hope you'll consider joining us.

Membership is encouraged and available at these annual rates. (Your contribution is tax deductible.)

Individual: $10
Family: $25
Supporter: $50
Patron: $100
Benefactor: $200
Lifetime Member: $500

Benefits of Membership in the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum include:

-Personal mailing of the quarterly membership newsletter
- Admittance to Friends Only Booksales
-10% discount on purchases from Library Store

How to Join: Complete the Friends Membership Application and mail with payment to Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or drop off at a library service desk during regular hours. Membership questions? Contact us at

Can you help us? The Friends need volunteers to assist with tasks on the Membership Committe; Programming Committee; Publicity Committee; and Finance Committee. If you have talent and some time, we'll find a spot for you. Contact us at


      Updated October 2018