Give one million books this Christmas

Membership of The London Library is the perfect Christmas present to give to the book-lover in your life!  Members can browse and borrow from our unique collection of over one million books on 17 miles of open shelves; including history, literature, art, and much more, plus access thousands of periodals, newspapers and magazines. They also have access to extensive online resources which can be used from anywhere in the world.

With an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square, with beautiful rooms and spaces to read, write and think, The London Library is a magical place that has been at the heart of literature for over 175 years.

London Library members have access to:

  • An incredible collection of 1 million books, with 6,000 more being added every year, almost all of which are available to browse on open shelves and borrow;
  • Subscriptions to thousands of journals and periodicals and a wide range of digital resources;
  • Beautiful and practical spaces in which to read and write, open six days a week with late night openings;
  • Invitations to special events and discounts on our popular public speaker events;
  • Expert staff, always on hand to assist with enquiries;
  • A postal loans service anywhere within Europe.

View all of the benefits of membership.

All membership types may all be given as gifts and during the Christmas period they will include a London Library bag and postcard for your gift message and will be wrapped with a Christmas ribbon.

Make Christmas special with gift membership to The London Library.