The London Library Subsidised Schools Membership Pilot

Thank you for your interest in The London Library Subsidised Schools Membership Pilot.

This pilot is a unique opportunity which offers state schools fully subsidised school membership of the Library for the full year.

With its unparalleled collection of over 1 million volumes spanning 200 subject areas, unlimited access to over 1,000 online journals and beautiful workspaces, membership of the Library is a valuable asset to any school.

We currently have over fifty schools in membership. Many of these use the Library on a regular basis and benefit from bespoke support with study and research needs - ranging from EPQ group study sessions organised by our knowledgeable Librarian staff, to help with the research needs of individual students.

‘Membership of the London Library is a great asset for our Sixth Form students - especially those undertaking independent research for coursework or an EPQ. Having access to online resources such as JSTOR helps them find the latest research on their topics, enabling them to gain insights which are current and fresh.’ - current London Library school member

The Subsidised Schools Membership Pilot has been made possible through the generous support The London Library has received from a number of anonymous donors. The scheme has not received any public funding.

Applications for the Subsidised Schools Membership Pilot are open to any state schools with pupils above 16. Applicants should have a clear idea of how they wish to use the Library to achieve this aim.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on 30 June 2020 (please note, this has been extended from the original date).

If you would like to apply, please email Charlotte Beskeen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application form.

For any questions regarding your application please contact Charlotte by phone on 020 7766 4722 or on the email address above.

We look forward to receiving your application and good luck!