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We offer a range of membership types and payment methods. Applicants are asked to provide an independent referee who could confirm your name and address if requested.  If you would like to visit the Library before joining, please come to reception at any time and request an introductory tour. You can join online or simply download an application form. To give any type of gift membership, please use the Gift option below.

 

 

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Individual Membership
Individual Membership
  • Individual membership £475 annually

  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £39.58

Spouse / Partner
Spouse / Partner
  • Offered to spouses or partners of individual or life members.

  • £238.00 per annum

  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £19.83
Young Person's
Young Person's
  • For applicants aged 16 to 24

  • £238.00 per annum

  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £19.83

  • Extended memberships of up to nine years' duration are also available at the reduced rate

Gift Membership
Gift Membership
  • Membership of The London Library makes an original gift for anyone who loves books.

  • You will be sent a new member pack to present to the recipient or it can be sent directly to them if you prefer

Carlyle Membership
Carlyle Membership
  • Members or prospective members unable to meet the full annual fee may be eligible for Carlyle Membership from The London Library Trust, a small charitable body administered for the benefit of the Library. Assistance will normally cover 30% or, in exceptional cases 60% of the annual subscription

  • Carlyle members enjoy all of the benefits of full membership

Institutional Membership
Institutional Membership
  • Institutions, associations, organisations and commercial bodies may take out institutional membership of the Library on an annual basis

  • The annual fee for organisations with 10 or more staff or members is £1,425 or £950.00 for registered charities / educational bodies
  • The annual fee for organisations with fewer than 10 staff or members is £570
  • Public library authorities: contact the Membership Department for details

Temporary Overseas
Temporary Overseas
  • £238.00 for 4 months

  • Available for visitors from overseas with no permanent address in the United Kingdom. In addition to the subscription fee a deposit of £238.00 is payable on admission, refundable at the expiry of the membership, or earlier, provided that the membership card is surrendered and that all loans have been returned

Life Membership
Life Membership
  • Lifetime memberships are currently available for a one-off life membership fee

  • Range from £1,100 to £20,100 depending your age at time of application
Daily & Weekly Tickets
Daily & Weekly Tickets
  • A limited number of temporary tickets are made available for non-members who wish to consult specific material from the Library's collections which is not available in other publicly accessible national, specialist or public libraries

  • Daily tickets £15.00. Weekly tickets £50.00

  • Advanced booking required

  • Tickets are for reference use of the Library only

  • Applicants will need to show confirmation of their name and UK address (e.g. driving licence, recent bank statement or official letter)

  • Contact Book Enquiries in the first instance to enquire about the materials you wish to consult. Contact Reception thereafter to make a booking