BECOME A MEMBER 

 

Folio is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Become a member or renew your membership to support critical civic and cultural conversations and accessible workspaces for the Seattle community.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 

Folio reading and work rooms with free high-speed WiFi.

A curated borrowing library of fine books and rare first editions.

Member reading and discussion groups, philosophy club, poetry society and special events.

Discount on Folio room and library rentals.

Intimate author and speaker receptions.

Curated book sales throughout the year.

10% in-store discount on books at partner bookstores, Elliott Bay, University Bookstore and Third Place Books.

Discounts on partner bookstore sponsored event tickets.

RECIPROCAL PRIVILEGES

Reciprocal privileges at Membership Libraries and other Athenaeums are available to Patron Members, Benefactors, Bibliophiles and Collectors. Members listed receive a complimentary Family Membership, with all the membership benefits listed above.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ($75)​

All the listed membership benefits of individual membership at a 50% discount!

Available to students of all ages and anyone under the age of 30.

Not tax-deductible

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($150)​

Enjoy unlimited access to Folio reading rooms and all the listed Folio membership benefits.

Become a member today or purchase a gift membership for a friend.

Not tax-deductible

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ($240)​

All the Folio membership benefits you and your entire family at a great deal!

Covers two or more individuals under the same or multiple addresses.

$90 tax-deductible

PATRON MEMBERSHIP ($500)​

Complementary Family Membership including the listed Folio membership benefits, plus

access to reciprocal privileges at Membership Libraries & a complementary gift membership.

$350 Tax-deductible

BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP ($1000)​

 

Complementary Family Membership including the listed Folio membership benefits, plus

access to reciprocal privileges at Membership Libraries & two complementary gift membership.

$850 Tax-deductible

BIBLIOPHILE MEMBERSHIP ($2,500)​

Complementary Family Membership including the listed Folio membership benefits, plus

access to reciprocal privileges at Membership Libraries & three complementary gift membership.

$2,350 Tax-deductible

Join / Renew
COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP ($5,000)​

Complementary Family Membership including the listed Folio membership benefits, plus

access to reciprocal privileges at Membership Libraries & three complementary gift membership.

$4,850 Tax-deductible

Join / Renew

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Can I pay by check for my membership?​​

Members paying by check can mail checks to:

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike St. #307

Seattle, WA 98101

Does Folio offer a monthly membership?

All folio memberships are annual. Members paying by credit card have the option to choose between monthly & annual billing for Student, Individual and Family Memberships. Please contact tess@folioseattle.org to set up monthly billing. 

Is my membership tax-deductible?

Folio is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, members support in the form of annual fees accounts for 20% of our annual operating funds. Membership fees up to $150 are not tax-deductible, owing to the services members will receive. Any amount above $150 is tax-deductible. 

Does Folio offer sliding scale membership options?

We are committed to keeping Folio open and accessible to all. We offer a $75 Annual Membership for Students and individuals under 30. If that's not you, contact tess@folioseattle.org for more options. 

I signed up as a Patron. How do I access reciprocal privileges?

Contact caroline@folioseattle.org for details.

Does my membership renew automatically? How can I cancel my membership?

Yes, your membership will renew automatically based on your billing preferences, to cancel your membership please contact tess@folioseattle.org. We are working on adding more features to allow members to control their membership, thank you for your patience.