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.

Special discounts and benefits

As a student member, you will have a discounted Friends membership fee of £10, rather than the standard fee of £25.

Join the Friends

You can join at the Membership Desk at the Library, or online with a credit or debit card by clicking the links below.

Individual annual membership £25 Join Online
Corporate annual membership £40 Join Online
Life membership £400 Join Online
Student annual membership £10 Join Online

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.