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Looking for a creative place to work, study, write or read? The London Library is an independent library with a lending collection of over one million books, 180 desks to work at and creative community of readers and writers.

We offer amazing and quiet spaces to work, think and create in beautiful St. James's Square, for £45 a month, or £22.50 if you're 29 and under.

The Library is a magical place with six dedicated reading rooms plus individual desks hidden in the book stacks of our atmospheric building. 


By becoming a member of The London Library you will have access to:

  • Beautiful and practical spaces in which to read and write, open six days a week with late night openings;
  • 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;
  • A postal loans service anywhere within Europe, currently with free postage anywhere in the UK;
  • Subscriptions to thousands of journals and periodicals and a wide range of digital resources;
  • Fiction and non-fiction eBooks;
  • Expert staff, always on hand to assist with enquiries;
  • Invitations to special events and discounts on our popular public speaker events.

View all of the benefits of membership.

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