Become a Young Patron

Unleash your inner geek and become a Young Patron!

We have nearly 160 million items: books, ephemera, decorated papers, maps, comics, sound recordings, paintings, and much more. As a Young Patron, you will gain exclusive access to our collection and to our knowledgeable and inspiring staff. If you have a love of knowledge, a thirst for the unusual and want to wow your friends with the treasures you have seen, Young Patrons is for you.

Become a Young Patron to enjoy exclusive 'show and tells' of hand-picked items from the collection. Items on show could be anything from our Vogue archive to manuscripts and documents that have shaped the world's polictal, cultural or religious environment. All are viewed in the company of curators who bring the history of these items to life.

Become a Young Patron to receive invitations to Private Views of our exhibtions, before they are open to the public.

Become a Young Patron to automatically gain entry to our popular LATE at the Library evenings, where the Library comes alive after dark.

 Mughal Nites
Late at the Library: Mughal Nites and Fashion Flashback 

Become a Young Patron for £500 a year (£41.66 per month) and enjoy a rich source of new ideas and experiences, the chance to meet like-minded people and the opportunity to support one of the UK's leading cultural institution. For more details contact Abby Wilson at or +(44) 020 7412 7331 or become a Young Patron today.

"I've been coming to the British Library for years but it's often the activities that go on outside the Reading Rooms that are quite the draw! Whether it be exhibitions or author talks, late-night viewings or a musical interlude over lunch, being involved with the British Library is a great way to meet likeminded people who share the same interests. I would heartily encourage young people to join!" - Naomi Wood, author of 'The Godless Boys' and Young Patrons ambassador.