International Friends

For many years the support of the Library's International Friends has been vital to its continued good-health. Administered from New York under a volunteer board of directors, the International Friends of The London Library is a registered 501(c) 3 charitable corporation.

Donations made to it by U.S. taxpayers are fully deductible under the United States Internal Revenue Code (view our IRS form). Gifts may be directed towards particular areas of the Library's work, such as preservation, acquisitions or building renovation, and there are a variety of options for the recognition of benefactors within the Library.

US Founders' Circle

You can support the Library by becoming a member of the US Founders’ Circle. The Founders' Circle is a group of dedicated individuals who recognise the important role the Library plays in our nation's literary culture and is committed to underpinning the significant resources required to keep the collection available to all. US Founders’ Circle benefits include annual membership to The London Library and access to a programme of exclusive events in both the US and the UK with writers and literary experts, plus visits to private collections and other cultural institutions.

There are three levels of membership: Dickens at $10,000, Thackeray at $5,000 and Martineau at $2,500.

To find out more about the US Founders’ Circle, please see, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +4420 7766 4731.


Gifts from Europe

The Library is also able to receive donations through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). TGE is a partnership of leading European foundations and associations that facilitates tax-efficient cross-border giving within Europe. TGE is operative in most European Union states and donations can easily be made via the link below.


In addition, you may wish to consider joining the long list of readers and writers who have enjoyed membership of this unrivalled literary organization. For around 600EUR/$850 a year you too could then take advantage of the intimate seclusion of this treasure-house in the heart of the West End, and savour the extraordinary privilege of browsing among 17 miles of books.