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We offer a range of memberships and payment methods. Applicants are asked to name an independent referee who could confirm your name and address if requested.

You can join online or simply download an application form.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Individual membership
  • £510 per annum
  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £42.50

JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

(If you wish to give an Individual membership as a gift please go to our Gift membership page)


YOUNG PERSON'S MEMBERSHIP

  • For applicants aged 16 to 24
  • £255 per annum 
  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £21.25
  • Extended memberships of up to nine years' duration are also available at the reduced rate

JOIN AS A YOUNG PERSON


SPOUSE/PARTNER MEMBERSHIP

  • Offered to spouses or partners of individual or life members
  • £255 per annum
  • The membership fee can be spread across affordable monthly payments of £21.25

JOIN AS A SPOUSE/PARTNER


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

GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP


CARLYLE MEMBERSHIP

  • Members or prospective members unable to meet the full annual fee may be eligible for Carlyle Membership. Assistance will normally cover 30% or, in exceptional cases 60% of the annual subscription
  • Carlyle members enjoy all of the benefits of full membership

APPLY FOR CARLYLE MEMBERSHIP


LIFE MEMBERSHIP

  • Lifetime memberships are currently available for a one-off life membership fee
  • Range from £1,500 to £22,200 depending your age at time of application

JOIN AS A LIFE MEMBER


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 £1,530 or £1,020 for registered charities / educational bodies
  • The annual fee for organisations with fewer than 10 staff or members is £612
  • Public library authorities: contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for details

JOIN AS AN INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER


TEMPORARY OVERSEAS VISITORS MEMBERSHIP

  • £255 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 £255 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

JOIN AS A TEMPORARY OVERSEAS VISITOR


DAILY AND 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 and weekly tickets must be booked in advance. Contact Book Enquiries (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the first instance to enquire about the materials you wish to consult. Contact Reception (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) thereafter to make a booking.
  • Daily tickets £15. Weekly tickets £50. (Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or debit/credit card).
  • Tickets are for reference use of the Library only
  • Applicants will need to produce two identification documents – one including a photo (eg passport, driving licence, travel card, student card, ID card) and one including confirmation of their current address (eg driving licence, recent bank statement or utility bill, official letter). Visitors to the UK are required to produce confirmation of their address while in the UK

"THIS FEAST HALL OF KNOWLEDGE"

Susannah Lipscomb

GIFT MEMBERSHIP

Gift membership makes
an original gift for
anyone who loves books.

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