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 here). 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.


We have now established the Founders' Circle in America, and there are three levels of membership:

Dickens: $10,000
Thackeray: $5,000
Martineau: $2,500

To join the US Founders' Circle, please download and complete a donation form. Click here to download a brochure about the US Founders' Circle.


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.

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 $800 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.

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