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You can opt-out of most communications or the ways in which we process your data by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For full details of how we collect, store, use and protect your data, see our Privacy Policy at www.londonlibrary.co.uk/privacypolicy.

 

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London Library Remote Access Membership

Apply now and get 15% off our great online offer!*

Remote Access membership is perfect for anyone that would like full access to the London Library's online resources and postal loan service. And with so many of us working from home at the moment it’s an ideal way of exploring a world class collection of reading and research material.

Just use code 15Creation at checkout on our website before midnight on 15 July. With this offer, Remote Access membership costs around £20 a month, or £220 when paying by annual Direct Debit.

BECOME A MEMBER

Our Book Collection and Postal Loans

The London Library has over one million books dating from 1700 to the present day, from rare publications to the most recent fiction and non-fiction releases, all waiting to be borrowed.

While our building is closed simply search our online catalogue, request the books and we will post them to you free of charge wherever you are. We have also decided to extend every member’s existing borrowing limit by five books for the duration of the current Library closure.

Our Online Resources

Our extensive online resources bring together millions of pages from thousands of journals, periodicals, newspapers and databases. They comprise over 25,000 fully searchable information sources.

Academic resources

Through JSTOR you can access a huge digital library of academic journals, books, primary sources and periodicals. London Library membership provides free access to most of JSTOR's content, which subscribed to separately normally costs around £200 per annum.

Members also have access to a vast collection of historic research material through hundreds of publications including The Bibliography of British and Irish History, British History Online, the Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, the Survey of London and The British Newspaper Archive, plus much more.

Newspaper archives and historic publications

As a London Library member you’ll be able to use the full digital archives of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Observer, plus the extensive British Newspaper Archive,  the 17th-18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection and more!

This enormous range of archival material is perfect for researching from home - whether you’re working on an academic research project, writing a novel or working on your family history.

Our subscriptions to historic publications - such as the Illustrated London News and the Country Life archive - provide a wealth of information, much of it beautifully illustrated, that is ideal for both work and pleasure.

Literary resources

An extensive collection of literary journals and collections is available if you’re looking to stay in touch with the literary world. London Library membership gives access to titles such as the complete archive of The London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, English Poetry, The Complete Prose of T S Eliot archive, Early English Books Online and many more.

Art

Our online art resources offer a wealth of material for art researchers and art historians. As well as access to all of the art journals available  through JSTOR we also provide use of the International Bibliography of Art, Oxford Art Online and more.

Languages

The London Library’s language collection is extensive. Membership gives access to European language newspapers and publications such as Die Zeit/Literatur book reviews and Gallica: The digital library of the national library of France. We also offer Russian literature, language, history and art publications. 

View all e-resources

 

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Special Offer

Join before midnight on 15 July and get 15% off Remote Access membership!* Just use code 15Creation at checkout on our website.

With this offer, Remote Access membership costs around £20 a month, or £220 when paying by annual Direct Debit.

Join online today and become a member of one of the world’s great literary institutions

BECOME A MEMBER

Newsletter

Not ready to join yet but want to hear more about special offers, news and events at the Library? Sign up to our newsletter below.

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The London Library promises to respect and protect any personal data you share with us. Your information is used to administer your membership, personalise your experience of the Library and communications, and provide you with the goods or services you have requested. If you are over 18 we may, in some instances, analyse your data and obtain further publicly available data to help us make our communications more appropriate and relevant to your interests, and anticipate whether you might want to support us in the future.

You can opt-out of most communications or the ways in which we process your data by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For full details of how we collect, store, use and protect your data, see our Privacy Policy at www.londonlibrary.co.uk/privacypolicy.

*Valid for new members in their first year of membership. See all terms and conditions here.

 

On 7 May we were joined virtually by Polly Paulusma who presented a taster of her latest album, Invisible Music, which celebrates musicality in the prose of Angela Carter, one of the twentieth century’s finest novelists and a former member of The London Library.

On what would have been Carter’s 80th birthday, Paulusma illustrated how Carter – herself a folk singer during the 1960s folk revival - absorbed the themes, images and rhythms of folk song into her remarkable prose. We were also joined by singer songwriter Kathryn Williams and author Kirsty Logan who performed readings of Carter's work.

Watch this exciting event below.

 

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Young Person Remote Access Membership

16-27 year olds can now become a Remote Access member for half price!*

Young Person Remote Access membership is perfect for anyone that would like full access to the London Library's postal loan service and extensive online resources. And with so many of us studying and working from home at the moment it’s an ideal way of exploring a world class collection of reading and research material.

Just use code YPMGG at checkout on our website before midnight on 15 June. Select the Remote Access tab and enter your date of birth along with the discount code. With this offer, Remote Access membership costs around £12 a month, or £117.50 when paying by annual Direct Debit.

BECOME A MEMBER

Our Book Collection and Postal Loans

We have a book collection of extraordinary range and depth with over one million books dating from 1700 to the present day. These include fiction and non-fiction, from the very rare, to the most recent releases.

We are currently operating a postal loans service meaning that you can borrow books by ordering them online and we will then post them to you free of charge. We would normally charge for packing and postage but we have, for now, decided to waive those charges. We have also decided to extend every member’s existing borrowing limit by five books for the duration of the current Library closure, again, free of charge. You can browse our online catalogue to see the books we hold.

Our Online Resources

Academic resources

Through JSTOR you can access a huge digital library of academic journals, books, primary sources and periodicals. London Library membership provides free access to most of JSTOR's content, which subscribed to separately normally costs around £200 a year.

Members also have access to a vast collection of historic research material through hundreds of publications including The Bibliography of British and Irish History, British History Online, the Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, the Survey of London and The British Newspaper Archive, plus much more.

Newspaper archives and historic publications

As a London Library member you’ll be able to use the full digital archives of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Observer, plus the extensive British Newspaper Archive,  the 17th-18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection and more!

This enormous range of archival material is perfect for studying or researching from home. Our subscriptions to historic publications - such as the Illustrated London News and the Country Life archive - provide a wealth of information, much of it beautifully illustrated, that is ideal for both work and pleasure.

Literary resources

An extensive collection of literary journals and collections is available if you’re looking to stay in touch with the literary world. London Library membership gives access to titles such as the complete archive of The London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, English Poetry, The Complete Prose of T S Eliot archive, Early English Books Online and many more.

Art

Our online art resources offer a wealth of material for art researchers and art historians. As well as access to all of the art journals available  through JSTOR we also provide use of the International Bibliography of Art, Oxford Art Online and more.

Languages

The London Library’s language collection is extensive. Membership gives access to European language newspapers and publications such as Die Zeit/Literatur book reviews and Gallica: The digital library of the national library of France. We also offer Russian literature, language, history and art publications. 

View all e-resources.

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Online Research support

While our building is closed our Member Services team is on hand to help you get the most out of using our online services and to provide enquiry and research services by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Such help may include:

  • Helping you identify sources and journal articles in the e-Library relevant to your research or interest
  • Guidance on how to use the online resources if you have not used them greatly before and would like assistance on how best to approach your research.

Special Offer

If you're aged 16-27 join before midnight on 15 June and get 50% off Remote Access membership!* Just use code YPMGG at checkout on our website.  Select the Remote Access tab and enter your date of birth along with the discount code.

With this offer, Remote Access membership costs around £12 a month or £117.50 when paying by annual Direct Debit.

Join online today and become a member of one of the world’s great literary institutions.

BECOME A MEMBER

Newsletter

Not ready to join yet but want to hear more about special offers, news and events at the Library? Sign up to our newsletter below.

email:  

The London Library promises to respect and protect any personal data you share with us. Your information is used to administer your membership, personalise your experience of the Library and communications, and provide you with the goods or services you have requested. If you are over 18 we may, in some instances, analyse your data and obtain further publicly available data to help us make our communications more appropriate and relevant to your interests, and anticipate whether you might want to support us in the future.

You can opt-out of most communications or the ways in which we process your data by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For full details of how we collect, store, use and protect your data, see our Privacy Policy at www.londonlibrary.co.uk/privacypolicy.

*Valid for new members in their first year of membership. Membership discount is based on our Young Person membership rate and new members must enter their date of birth in the join form in order to qualify. See all terms and conditions here.