Founded by Thomas Carlyle, famous historian and writer, in 1841, the London Library houses a remarkable collection of books, periodicals, essays and reference material from the 16th to the 21st century in over 2000 subjects and in 50 languages. With support from notable icons such as Dickens, TS Eliot, Churchill, Darwin, Tennyson and Tom Stoppard, this independent library shelves over one million books in the arts and humanities. Membership of The London Library is open to all. Although one needs to be a member to borrow, the London Library runs Monday Night Tours for the public every fortnight, and participates in Open House London every September: email email@example.com to book.
Membership of The London Library offers a wealth of benefits:
· Access to a unique collection dating from the 16th century to the present day
· Over one million books to borrow and enjoy
· Generous loan periods & no fines
· 750 magazine & periodical subscriptions
· A wealth of online resources & electronic journals