Renew Your Membership | Mechanics' Institute

Renew Your Membership

Use this online renewal form if you are renewing your current Individual, Family, or Student membership. College students must provide proof of current enrollment by either Student ID, or documentation of a current class schedule/transcripts. Please note that if your account has accrued library fees in excess of $29.99, you must pay fines before renewing your account.

Renewals are not automatic. Please allow 5 business days for processing.

Please contact the Membership Office ([email protected]) with any questions or comments.

If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, please visit our New Membership page. Prospective and new members are welcome to attend our weekly tour of the Library and Chess Room each Wednesday at noon. If you'd like to try out the Library before joining, daily and weekly passes are available — just come up to the 2nd or 3rd floors of the Library, or contact us at 415-393-0105 or [email protected].

Benefits of Membership

All members receive:

  • Full use of the Library and its services, including online databases, ebooks, and more!
  • Free or reduced admission to cultural events, programs, classes, and book groups.
  • Access to the Chess Room and its tournaments and classes.
  • WiFi access throughout the Library, Chess Room, and 4th floor meeting room.
  • Membership privileges at other membership libraries.

We accept Mastercard and Visa.

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This is the 14-digit number on your membership card (.e.g., 21750000288919)


Include apartment/unit number, if applicable.

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College students age 18-35 must provide proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution of higher learning by documentation of a current class schedule.

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Donations must be at least $10 to cover processing costs.

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