Adopt a Book
Adopt A Book
From as little as £25 you can adopt a book from the British Library for yourself or as a gift for others. The recipient of your gift can enjoy the opportunities ranging from a personalised certificate to a special behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation studios at which they can 'meet' their book.
Adopt a Book was established to provide extra resources to the Library's conservation team. The British Library holds over 150 million items in our collections - including treasures such as Magna Carta and Da Vinci's notebooks. As a result of ageing and continual use, nearly 2 million of these are in urgent need of conservation.
Donations from the Adopt a Book programme go directly towards the conservation and preservation of the Library's collections.