Ways to Donate
There are many different ways to donate to the Lit & Phil and we value every contribution. If you have any queries regarding a donation, don't hesitate to contact us.
Donating is easy, you can do so via PayPal
If you buy anything from Amazon, please consider doing so via the Lit & Phil website, by clicking the link below. This costs you nothing but we will receive a small percentage of whatever you spend. Thank you.
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.
In 2005 we established the Lit & Phil Book Fund, which allows members to contribute monthly to our central book fund. Members specify how much they would like to donate and if they would like books to be bought within a certain category.
We would like to thank all members who have taken part to date. Please ask at the desk if you would like to take part.
Legacies have been a valuable source of income for the society for many years. We have used money to rebind part of the collection and to refurbish parts of the premises. We are asking all our members to consider remembering the Society in their wills.
Because the Society is a registered charity, gifts of this type are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you leave a legacy, you can decide exactly how it should be spent, or if you prefer, you can leave that decision to the Trustees of Lit & Phil
As a member you can borrow most books published after 1850 (but not all at once). You can also access wi-fi in the Library and benefit from priority booking at some events. By joining the Lit & Phil, you are also supporting this wonderful institution, so thank you!