Supporter stories

  • Emma-Jayne Parkes and Viviane Jaeger, SquidLondon main photo
    • Emma-Jayne Parkes and Viviane Jaeger, SquidLondon

    • The Business & IP Centre has been very helpful for networking; you’re surrounded by similar minded entrepreneurs and we always come away with a contact or four.
  • Anthony Lau main photo
    • Anthony Lau

    • The Business & IP Centre is a fantastic resource that is helping designers like myself turn ideas into successful businesses. Their team of friendly staff and experts offer excellent professional advice free of charge.
  • Picture of Rachel Murrell - an adopt a book supporter
    • Rachel Murrell, Adopt A Book donor

    • We wanted a special birthday gift for our friend Dawn. We chose Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl because she loves books, adores chocolate and has two daughters. The Library's gift certificate arrived within a few days, but we wanted Dawn to have a present to unwrap on her birthday too. So we bought her a nice secondhand copy of the book, and tucked the gift certificate inside it. Now she has a permanent reminder of the donation, and a classic book to share with her kids.
  • Chantry Westwell main photo
    • Chantry Westwell, Patron of the British Library

    • We like to think that our small contribution towards preserving the unique material kept in the British Library, particularly the medieval manuscripts, connects us to the great scholars and writers of the past - Bede, Aelfric, Marie de France - and to the collectors and bibliophiles who ensured that their works were passed down to us and continue to enrich our culture. We in turn owe it to future generations to continue this great work of preservation and just being a small part of that seems incredibly worthwhile.
  • Dr Bill Zachs, Patron of the British Library main photo
    • Dr Bill Zachs, Patron of the British Library

    • It's a privilege to support one of the world's great institutions - arguably the greatest. Wherever you are, as a Patron you are connected to the wonders of an unparalleled collection and the services of a fantastic staff. Patrons benefit from a dynamic annual programme: visits to institutional and private libraries; lectures, exhibitions and the company of others who love libraries.
  • Derek Hendriksen, Patron of the British Library main photo
    • Derek Hendriksen, Patron of the British Library

    • An incredible source of knowledge, willingly available to everyone.

Please share your stories with us - we'd love to hear why you have chosen to give to the British Library.