We are delighted that you have decided to become a member – or to renew your existing membership – of the British Institute for Libyan & Northern African Studies (BILNAS). We want to make this process as quick and straightforward as possible for you.

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Complete the short Webform (below) ensuring that you choose the correct subscription option from the drop down menu (“Membership amount due”) and check the appropriate box to indicate which of the three methods of payment you will be using

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Information for Subscribers

  The subscription year runs from 1st April – 31 March and the normal rate of subscription is £30 per annum.

The Institute’s Journal, Libyan Studies, will be published online-only from 2025. A printed copy of Libyan Studies for 2024 may be purchased for £10.00 by choosing that option from the drop-down menu below.

Our special introductory offer of a discounted membership rate of £20.00, open to members resident in the UK, will cease at the end of this subscription year (2024-25). For existing members renewing their subscriptions, please only select the promotional rate if you are a UK-based subscriber and this will be your second year of membership; otherwise you should select the full rate.

Subscriptions from Overseas may be paid either online, using your credit/debit card, or by electronic transfer through a British bank. If you wish to pay by cheque in US dollars, the rate is US$60.00 for the year. For more information about payment options, see below.

  If you wish to use the BILNAS Library, currently housed at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), you must obtain a Letter of Introduction EACH YEAR confirming your membership of the Institute: please tick the relevant box when completing the Webform below.

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    If you wish to pay by bank transfer and/or set up an annual standing order, simply complete your bank transfer instructions using the details provided below. Please note, if you choose this option, it is your responsibility to pay ALL the bank charges.

    Payee: BILNAS – British Institute for Libyan & Northern African Studies
    Bank: National Westminster Bank, Moorgate Branch, PO Box 72, Moorgate, London, EC2M 6XT
    Sort code: 56-00-23
    Account No: 08213550
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    Payment reference should be ‘[Your surname] Subscription’.

    If you wish to pay by cheque simply click on the “Download Form” button below, print out and complete the form, and return this together with your cheque to the British Institute for Libyan & North African Studies. Please note, if you wish to pay by check in US dollars, the rate is $60.00 for the year.

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    Donations to BILNAS

    As a UK Registered Charity the British Institute for Libyan & Northern African Studies (BILNAS) welcomes individual and corporate donations, which help us to maintain a full fieldwork and publications programme. Many of our members choose to add a donation to their annual subscription payments. To make a donation or for more details about sponsorship opportunities and other ways in which you can support the Institute and its work, please visit the Sponsorship & Donations page of this website.