London Library Rules & Etiquette

In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to concentrated work, we ask members to show consideration to fellow readers by abiding by the following guidelines:

The following are extracted from the Rules of The London Library, and should be observed by all members.

Mobile Phones
The use of mobile devices for telephone calls or other audible communications (eg video conferencing) is not permitted anywhere in the Library except the Members’ Room on the 6th floor. Even where use is permitted, mobile phones and personal audio equipment should always be used with consideration for others. 

Collection care
To help ensure the survival of the collections for future generations to enjoy, please take care of the Library’s books:

Please do not:
– Make any marks in books, whether in pencil, pen or highlighter. Writing in books is expressly against the Library’s rules.

– Use post-it notes as bookmarks as they can be difficult to remove and can leave a residue which causes pages to stick together over time. Please use bookmarks and refrain from folding over the corner of the page or placing open books face down.

– Store books where they may be exposed to excessive heat, light or humidity. We would also request that you take extra care of books when transporting them to and from the Library, and keep them dry and well away from food or liquid.

Download a document outlining the Rules of The London Library by clicking on the following link:
Library Rules 


If you have any questions regarding Library policies please contact the Membership department.


membership@londonlibrary.co.uk

020 7766 4720


Please quote your membership number in all correspondence.