The Friends of Senate House Library raise awareness of the importance of collections in Senate House Library and funds to support its activities for researchers.

By joining, you will be giving the Library valuable support and, especially, helping it to develop its Special Collections. We welcome suggestions for new activities.


The Friends run a programme of talks, lectures, seminars, visits, socials and book groups over the academic session, membership of which entitles you to free admission. Visits are normally open only to Members.

If you join the Library after becoming a Friend, the annual cost of your Friends membership will be deducted from your annual Library membership fee. If you join the Friends as a Life member, the applicable Individual annual fee will be deducted.

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Contact us

For membership enquiries please email or phone 020 7862 8460.