How to make a donation

You can make an online donation to the National Library of Scotland. We also welcome bank transfers and accept cheques.

The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086.

Online donations

Donate online using a secure service provided by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF):


Bank transfers

Please contact us for the details you need from us to complete a bank transaction (including international transfers):

Tel: +44 (0)131 623 3733



Cheques should be crossed and made payable to 'National Library of Scotland'. Please let us know if you need a receipt. Send your donation to:

Communications and Enterprise
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge


Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows you to increase the value of your gift to NLS without paying anything more. All you have to do is fill in the Gift Aid declaration form we can send you. This will allow us to reclaim from the Inland Revenue tax which you have already paid at basic rate through income tax or capital gains tax.

This makes your donation worth even more to us — and makes your money go further.

Contact us to find out more.


Gifts in kind

The Library also welcomes donations of books and other items. For further information, visit the 'Help for donors' page.


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