Membership of the Devon and Exeter Institution offers:

  • Use of the library comprising over thirty thousand books the majority dating from the early 19th Century to the present day.
  • Borrowing rights for books dating from the past 100 years and earlier depending on condition (at the discretion of the Librarian.)
  • Spaces for study and research.
  • Daily newspapers and a range of weekly and monthly journals and magazines.
  • Comfortable chairs for informal reading in the Outer Library.
  • A daily lunch service in the members’ dining room, from 12 noon – 1.30 pm.
  • A meeting place in the center of Exeter.
  • A programme of educational activities, cultural events and lectures for members and their guests.
  • The opportunity to support one of Exeter’s hidden gems and preserve a collection of national importance.

Subscription Rates (from January 2017)

Individual Membership £90.00
Additional family member £42.00
Temporary Member (3 months)  £44.00
Junior Membership (Under 18s)  £12.00
University Membership (Open to Students and Staff at the University of Exeter)  £0
Group Membership (available to other Educational Charitable Trusts)  £100.00
Non Members research / enquiry fee (per hour) £10.00

A ‘One-off’ joining fee of £15 per adult will be required on acceptance as a Member plus the subscription due.

You may purchase membership online and then provide identification to the DEI office to validate your application.

Alternatively, a hard copy of the application form available [here] or from the DEI office.

Please ring the bell to gain entry to the Institution and ask for the Assistant Secretary.