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Friends of Guildhall Library

Guildhall Library Friends and Books

​​Become a Friend of Guildhall Library and support us to look after our unique collections for years to come.

Guildhall Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. This collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings.

The Guildhall Library Friends scheme offers
• Priority booking to all events
• Exclusive Guildhall Library Friends lectures and tours
• Free invitations to all Guildhall Library exhibition launches
• 20% discount in the Guildhall Library and City of London Police Museum shop
• Free entry ticket to Tower Bridge Exhibition
• Free entry to Monument
• Half price admission to Keats House

Guildhall Library runs a varied programme of events, exhibitions and schools workshops. Your membership will support us running this programme and contribute to our work as a world class library.

Friends Membership

A year’s membership will cost:

  • Individual £35
  • Dual £60

Dual membership is two people living in the same household.

How to become a Friend of Guildhall Library

There are three easy ways to join:

The Centenary Fund

The Guildhall Library Centenary Fund is a registered charity that was set up to advance the education and training of the public in the collections in the Guildhall Library. It could pay for a project with schools, purchase books, or even conserve existing books in the collection.

Donations to the Centenary Fund will ensure that the library’s collections will be made resilient and accessible for all, now and in the future. If you wish to donate, please contact us.

02 March 2017
Last Modified:
30 August 2019