Become a Patron

British Library Patron programme

Get closer and be inspired

As Patrons you enjoy special access to our collections through curated events, preview openings of our major exhibitions and other exclusive behind the scenes opportunities.

 Become a Patron

We hold the written memory of Britain and the world. Our collection contains nearly 160 million items in almost every known language and across civilisations. Whatever your interest, you will be inspired and amazed by our collection. Along with every book published in the UK since the 18th century, our collection includes maps, views, philatelic items, manuscripts of great works of literature and music, first editions, newspapers, personal papers, letters, photographs, oral histories, bird song recordings and numerous other treasures.

By becoming a Patron, you join a valued group of loyal donors who share our passion for knowledge. Patrons help us to unlock the treasures of the Library for all our visitors and researchers, providing inspiration to thousands of people who use our collections onsite and online every day.

As a Patron, you will benefit from exclusive insider access to the Library’s collection and curators, and your gift will open up access for others. You will enjoy an outstanding range of events, from preview openings of our major exhibitions to behind the scenes opportunities, all of which celebrate the variety of our collection and the expertise of our staff. 

There are three levels of gift from which to choose, each with an exclusive array of benefits:

  • Patrons- £1,500
  • Curators' Circle - £5,000
  • Chairman's Circle - £10,000

You can make a difference by joining this lively and vibrant group of key supporters.

Please contact Liz Scase on +44 (0)20 7412 7844 or if you would like more information about our Patrons’ Programme or join now.