Individual

         (a) Resident (Annual  &  Life)
         (b) Non-resident   (Annual  &  Life)
         (c) Patron Life Member
         (d) Donor Life Member
         (e) Reader  Member 
         (f)  Indian Student Member 
         (g) Foreign Student Member
         (h) Visiting Foreign Scholar Member
         (i)  Diplomat Member
         (j)  Honorary Fellow

AGM2009 : Rule a(A)(a)
4(A) Individual :
  
(a)  Resident [Annual Or Life): Resident member shall be an individual who resides or has a place of business or service within the municipal limits of greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Karjat and virar and Navi Mumbai. The annual subscription for Resident membership is Rs. 1,500/- and that of Resident Life Membership is Rs. 15,000/- 

(b)  Non Resident [Annual or Life) : Non resident member shall be an individual other than covered by 2 (a) above. Non resident member shall be entitled to attend the General Body Meetings of the society and be entitled to vote, but shall not be eligible to become a member of the Managing Committee or become an office bearer of the society. 

AGM2009 Rule a(A)(C)
(c) Patron Life Member : Patron Life member shall be an individual who donates Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees One Lac Fifty thousand only) to the society in a lump sum and applies for a patron membership of the society.  A patron member shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges enjoyed by a Resident Life Member.  An application for patron membership may be approved by the managing committee.   
       
AGM2009 : Rule a(A)(d)
(d) Donor Life Member : Donor Life member shall be an individual who donates Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lakhs Only) to the society in a lump sum and applies for a donor membership of the society.  A donor member shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges enjoyed by a  Resident Life Member.  An application for donor membership may be approved by the managing committee.

The amounts realised from institutional and Resident and Non resident life membership shall be part of the Reserve Fund.  Those realized from Patron and Donor Life Membership shall be credited to the Corpus Fund. 

(e) Reader Member shall be an individual who resides or has a place of business or service within the municipal limits of Greater Bombay, Thane, Kalyan, Karjat, Virar and Navi Mumbai.  The annual subscription shall be Rs.  500/- renewable every year.  The entrance fee shall be rs 60/- which shall be credited to the reserve fund.  He/She shall be entitled to borrow not more than 4 books (3 old and one new) and 1 periodical.  He/She shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories [ i.e. Rule 4 (a), (b), & (c) however he/she shall be governed by the same Rules as regards return of books and periodicals and fines as the Resident Member.  His/her application shall be proposed and seconded by two members of the Society of at least two years standing.

f) Indian Student Member shall be a bonafide student of an affiliated or autonomous University or college or constituent college or a recognized institute as designated by the University above 18 years and shall produce his/her identity card of such college, university or recognized institute as designated by the university above 18 years and shall produce his/her Identity Card of such college, university or recognized institute as designated by the University. Membership may be renewed every year subject to his producing identity card showing that he continues to be a bonafide student as aforesaid.  The annual subscription shall be Rs 300/- entrances fee shall be Rs 60/- which shall be credited to the Reserve Fund. He shall be entitled to borrow not more than four books (three old and one new)  and one periodical.  He shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories of members.  However, he shall be governed by the same Rules as regards return of books and periodicals and fines as a Resident member.  His application shall be proposed and seconded by two members of the Society of at least two years standing or it should be accompanied by a letter recommending his name by the Head of the institution as per the proforma prescribed in the application form for admission.


(g) Foreign Student Member Foreign Student member shall be a bonafide student/research scholar, certified as such by competent authority acceptable to the members of the Managing committee, who is a foreign national temporarily staying in Mumbai and shall produce his passport and documents showing his status as student and temporary residence in Mumbai.  The annual subscription shall be Rs 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only)renewable from year to year.  He shall not be entitled to borrow any books or periodicals but shall be permitted to refer the books and periodicals in the designated part of the Society’s premises.  He shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories of members.

AGM 2009: Rule 4(A)(h)

(h) Visiting Foreign Scholar Member : Visiting Foreign Scholar member shall be a scholar certified by foreign college or university, recognized on such in India, Who wants to refer to the books and periodicals. The Subscription will be on a weekly or monthly basis. He shall pay Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) per week and Rs. 3,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand only) per month.  He shall not be entitled to borrow any books or periodicals but shall be permitted to refer the books and periodicals in the designated part of the Society’s premises.  He shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories of members.

AGM 2009: Rule 4(A)(i)
(i) Diplomat member : Diploma Member shall be stationed in Mumbai and recommended by his Embassy/Consulate.  He shall pay an annual subscription of Rs 10,000/- (Rupees ten Thousand only) He will be entitled to borrow 4 books (3 old and 1 new) and 2 periodicals.  He shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories of members and the Embassy or the Consulate would also provide guarantee that the books borrowed from the library would be returned by the Consulate.  The application in case of (f) and (g) shall be considered by the sub-committee of the Managing Committee, so appointed.
  
(j) Honorary Fellows

 (i) Any three members may propose to the Managing committee the name of any person who may have contributed to promote the objects of the Society, for election by the members of the Society as an Honorary Fellow of the Society, and on such a proposal the Managing Committee may, at its discretion, submit such a name or names for election at a General Body Meeting of the Society.

(ii) An Honorary Fellow, not being a member at the time of his/her election, shall not hold office but he/she shall be entitled to receive a copy of the Society’s journal and the Annual Report of the Society on the same terms as may individual member of the Society.

   
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