For nearly two hundred years The London Library has played a central role in the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and has enjoyed an association with an impressive range of members and supporters
The London Library holds a remarkable collection of over one million books and periodicals and around 8000 new volumes are added annually. It includes some astonishing rarities and a uniquely eclectic mix of titles
Membership is open to everyone and provides the opportunity to browse and borrow from a collection of extraordinary range and depth. Members have open access to 17 miles of books, and outstanding reading and working spaces
The Library at 175
2016 is a special year for The London Library, marking 175 years since we first opened on 3rd May 1841. As part of the celebration we’ve teamed up with Pushkin Press to produce a new series of books containing amazing material Found on the Shelves at the London Library
"THIS FEAST HALL OF KNOWLEDGE"