Become a Member

The Congregational Library is a thriving research center, nationally-recognized for the study of American religious history and American Congregationalism.



Levels and Benefits

  Student $25
  Individual $50
  Dual / Family $80
Contribution is fully tax deductible
  • Year's subscription to the Bulletin of the Congregational Library, published three times per year with topical articles, book reviews, research tips, and news about library programs.
  • Our e-newsletter, History Matters, notifying you of special events, including lunchtime seminars, lecture series, and workshops for local church historians and archivists.
  • Access to online versions of The Bulletin and video presentation of classes, lectures, interviews and more.
  • Special discounts on document reproduction fees, including photocopies and scanning.
  • Freedom to take home books and have the borrowed books mailed to you free (books published in the last 35 years).


  Individual $150
  Dual / Family $200
All but $25 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Contributor level, plus:

  • Advanced discounts on document reproduction fees, including photocopies and scanning.


Sustainer $325
All but $25 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Supporter level, plus:

  • Private tour of the collection for you and up to 5 guests by appointment (Restrictions from Covid apply).
  • Any scanning requests can be upgraded to a USB drive in the mail for no additional charge.
  • Ability to schedule a dedicated two-hour consultation with our archivist or librarian on a specific research topic of your choice.


Church memberships

     Levels and Benefits

Church Contributor $100
Church Supporter $250
Church Sustainer $350

Fill out the registration form and start receiving your benefits today!

Payments can be made by mail using check or money order, or online through PayPal. Checks should be made payable to The Congregational Library and sent to:

The Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Download and include our membership form.


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Click on the "Pay Now" button below. This will take you to the secure PayPal website.

We are interested in better serving our members, so please indicate in the Purpose field your motivation for joining us, for example: an interest in Church history, members' online access, a service such as reference, photocopying, digital copies.

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