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"AIL is such a community asset - it is so important to get the word out about AIL to those new to the area. Aside from the chance to broaden one’s knowledge, taking classes often is the start of developing marvelous new and lasting friendships."

Betsy Boege

​The Spring Membership Special is available for 2024-2025!

This offer is only for those who are new to AIL or whose membership has lapsed. Click below to join or renew now!

New members enjoy meeting each other and current board members at the regularly scheduled New Member Coffee events held in Galligan's Pub. Photos by Joan Eaton. 

Individuals seeking lifelong education, intellectual stimulation and the rewards that come from education may join. Membership is open to the public and there are no academic prerequisites. Courses offered in the fall, winter and spring terms are for members only. For the summer term, non-members can take courses, but at a slightly higher fee than members.

AIL Membership Benefits


  • Interesting courses year-round: summer, fall, winter, and spring terms

  • Access to activities and programs such as Science Pub, Community Spotlight, and special presentations

  • Invitations to members-only events and trips

  • Free admission to lectures

  • Invitation to our popular members-only Annual Meeting (a fun celebration!)

  • Advance notice of AIL and Colby-Sawyer College Events

  • Monthly e-blasts listing lots of activities sponsored by AIL and Colby-Sawyer College

  • Quarterly email with access to AIL Course Catalog 

  • Library privileges at the Susan Colgate Cleveland Library*

  • Three-visit punch card for the Hogan Sports Center**

  • Discount at the Colby-Sawyer College Store, The Stable

  • On-campus dining privileges in Ware Hall and Galligan's Pub, September-May

*Upon joining AIL, you will receive a membership card for the 2023-2024 year. This card grants you to borrowing privileges at the Cleveland Library on the campus.


**You will receive a three-visit punch pass to the Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center on the Colby-Sawyer campus. This punch card is to be presented at the time of use and may be used any time during the current academic year. This benefit allows you access to the running/walking track, a six-lane swimming pool, an aerobics studio and racquet sports courts, and the Elizabeth Kind Van Cise Fitness Center.

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