Become a Reader for free access to our Reading Rooms. Become a Member to enjoy free entry to exhibitions as well as free tickets and priority booking to our lively programme of talks and performances. Become a Patron and join a valued group of loyal donors who help secure the future of the Library.

The Friends of the British Library is an independent, registered charity who make discretionary grants to the Library for acquisitions, exhibitions, new equipment and facilities.

Become a Reader

Take a seat in one of our Reading Rooms and access over 150 million collection items

Become a Member

Unique and memorable experiences for you, your friends and family with Membership

Become a Patron

Enjoy exclusive insider access to our collection and curators while making what we do possible