The Sponsored Book Scheme was set up in 2001 to give members and other interested parties the chance to assist the library in its conservation efforts. Over one hundred books have benefited from the scheme so far.
Although the Lit & Phil has been fortunate in obtaining Lottery funding for certain binding projects, and we do have a small budget allocated to essential repairs, we are very grateful for any additional help.
If you would like to help preserve our collection, please take part in this scheme. You may choose a particular book or subject area, or leave the choice to the Library’s discretion. Books may be sponsored by individual members, on behalf of other people, as gifts or in memoriam.
Contributions of £15 or more will be marked with a special bookplate inserted in your chosen work, which will remain there for the life of the book. If you would like to sponsor a book as a gift for someone else, their name will be inscribed on the bookplate and they will receive a certificate from the Library.
Any other donations are also welcome. These will be used solely to support the valuable work of our bookbinding team.
If you would like to support the fund, please either call the library or contact us via the button below.