Borrowing entitlements and loan periods

A basic book allowance for London members is 10, 15 for those residents outside London. Book allowances may be increased by increments of 5 volumes for a small additional charge up to a maximum of 40 volumes.

Loan periods are extremely generous, and books may be renewed as long as needed except in the case of books requested by other members. New books (acquired in the last four months) may be borrowed for 14 days initially and may be renewed if not required by another member. Books should be renewed every two months. 



For book renewals please contact


020 7766 4743


Returns Desk, The London Library, 14 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LG


Please note, it is not necessary to bring books to the Library in order to renew them. 

Please quote your membership number in all correspondance.