Who Can Join?

Membership is open to homeschooling families in Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. We do not offer remote lending or shipping of borrowed items. You must live within driving distance to come pick up your items in person.

Please keep in mind that our library is not a public place of business. Rather, it is our family’s private collection located in our home. While we do not necessarily limit membership to Christians, we do desire members who are compatible with and respectful of our beliefs and who are raising their children in a way that teaches them to respect the property of others and the policies of this library.

How to Join

Membership is by invitation only. To be considered for membership, submit a completed application along with a signed membership agreement. You may submit these documents via mail to the address at the bottom of the application or scan and email them to us.

Please do not send money now. If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of invitation and invoice for the amount due. Because we have limited space, some applications may be put on a waiting list for consideration when an opening occurs.

You are welcome to schedule a visit prior to joining to get a glimpse of what we have to offer.

Membership Levels

We offer three different membership levels, so you can choose the one that best fits the needs of your family.

Because we are just getting started in September, and we expect to have some bumps in the road during this first year, we are offering a discount for the 2021-22 membership year only (see pricing details below).

This option includes:Annual Price*
  • Five-in-a-Row bins only

  • 5% discount on purchases from our book shop
  • $72 $55 for 2021-22 only
    (equates to $6 $5/month)
  • All regular bookshelves except highest-value items

  • 5% discount on purchases from our book shop
  • $120 $88 for 2021-22 only
    (equates to $10 $8/month)
  • All regular bookshelves including high-value items

  • Five-in-a-Row Bins

  • Multimedia (to be added later in the year)

  • 10% discount on purchases from our book shop
  • $180 $132/yr for 2021-22 only
    (equates to $15 $12/month)
    *Families in full-time Christian ministry receive a 10% discount on any membership level.

    Why isn’t membership free? This library is a ministry. It is also expensive. We have spent thousands of dollars to purchase these books. We are still actively collecting, and we have a long list of projects and expenses necessary to protect the books and improve the library. Our hope is that it will become self-sustaining and maybe even have a little left over to be able to add books to our collection with the funds collected from membership dues.


    • Our membership year runs August – July (this inaugural year will run September 2021 – July 2022).
    • Membership dues are payable in advance for the full year and are not refundable for any reason.
    • All library items must be stored in a latching plastic bin (see membership agreement for more details) at all times when not in use. These are our favorite plastic totes, and are what we use for our FIAR bins. We also have these available to purchase at the library for $6 each.