Directory and guide to the history and collections of independent subscription libraries.
Book collection dating from 1799 and music library. Events, membership and location map.
Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing, 1600-1830, in Jane Austen's former home. Online texts, history and access.
Founded in 1653 in Manchester, England and open free of charge. History, list of manuscripts and online catalogue.
Independent subscription library with collections strong in nineteenth-century periodicals and material on South West England. Photographs, history and membership information.
Private lending library in London including archives relating to Highgate Village and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Description of collections and lecture programme.
Official site of the oldest subscription library in Britain, founded in 1741. History of the library and the village, photographs and information for visitors.
History and photographs of this subscription library offering books, magazines and CDs. Programme of free events and children's page.
Scholarly subscription library in central London collecting principally in the humanities. History, collections, membership information and online catalogue.
Subscription lending library in London dedicated to Marxism and labour movements. Overview of collections, lecture programme and membership rates.