Adopt a Book | Adopt a Shelf

Adopt a book or shelf, and support the work of the Library, caring for our wonderful collections, and inspiring present and future generations!

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Support us

We are looking for individuals, families, groups or businesses who would like to adopt a book or a shelf. This will help us to continue developing, conserving, protecting and sharing our collections!

Adopt your book or shelf on the forms below.

You can pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque.

We hope to raise £130,000 towards the Endowment Fund with the Adopt a Book Scheme.

Thank you very much for your support!

Making your donation go further

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is matching every donation to the Adopt-a-Book scheme until 31 August 2023, which means your donation will go much further to help the Library.

If you are a UK taxpayer ticking the Gift Aid box provides an additional cash boost.

For example, a donation of £100 with Gift Aid of £25, is matched by the NLHF and will generate a donation of £250 to the Library.

Benefits

When you adopt a book, you will receive a certificate, and a bookplate will be inserted inside the book.

When you adopt a shelf, you will receive a certificate and details of the books on the shelf.

In both cases, your donation will be recorded in the Library’s online catalogue. As donors, you are very welcome to visit the Library to see ‘your own’ book or shelf in the Long Room.


Adopt a book

Adopt a shelf

Money raised so far

Thank you for your support!

£3,440
raised
23
donations
£130,000
goal
389
days to go


Shelves available for adoption

£100 donation

£150 donation

£200 donation


Contact us

If you would like to know more, contact us via email or telephone.

Donor Wall

July 29, 2022

Adopt a Shelf Amount Donated
£400.00

July 29, 2022

Adopt a Shelf Amount Donated
£200.00

July 27, 2022

Adopt a Book Amount Donated
£150.00

July 27, 2022

Adopt a Shelf Amount Donated
£100.00

July 19, 2022

Adopt a Book Amount Donated
£100.00

July 18, 2022

Donation form Amount Donated
£400.00

July 11, 2022

Adopt a Book Amount Donated
£50.00

July 11, 2022

Adopt a Shelf Amount Donated
£100.00