About Us

With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications in print and electronic form.

 

PATRONS AND PRESIDENTS

Patron

Her Majesty The Queen


Vice-Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall GCVO


President

Sir Tim Rice 

Sir Tim Rice is one of the country’s best-known lyricists and his work in Hollywood, the West End and Broadway has received worldwide recognition. During a career spanning five decades in music, film and the stage, he has received three Academy Awards, as well as Golden Globe, Olivier, Tony, Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. A London Library member since 1992, Sir Tim has also been a successful publisher, author and performer, and a President of the MCC. 


Vice-Presidents

Nicolas Barker OBE, FBA

The Rt Hon the Lord Boateng

The Duke of Devonshire KCVO CBE

Lady Antonia Fraser DBE

Mrs Drue Heinz DBE

Caroline Michel

John Julius Norwich CVO

Jeremy Paxman

Sir John Richardson KBE

Alexandra Shulman OBE 

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL