There are many ways and levels at which you can support the Library — with a one-off or regular donation or in one of the following ways.
Patrons and Benefactors of the Library
The National Library of Scotland's Patrons and Benefactors programme brings together like-minded individuals who treasure the Library's collections and ambitions. Drawn from many different countries, they all share a lively interest in Scotland's cultural heritage.
Their support goes to the very heart of the Library's mission — investing in the nation's conservators, scholars and story-tellers and ensuring our world-class collections can be discovered and explored by a global audience.
If you would like to enjoy a close and more personal association with the National Library's collections and activities please consider joining our community of Patrons and Benefactors.
Become a Patron
Single Patron donation options:
- £250 annual support ('single payment')
- £21 per month
Joint Patron donation options:
- £400 annual support ('single payment')
- £34 per month
Become a Benefactor
Single Benefactor donation options:
- £750 annual support ('single payment')
- £63 per month
Joint Benefactor donation options:
- £1,000 annual support ('single payment')
- £84 per month
Download our Patrons and Benefactors leaflet (PDF) (3.96 MB; 2 pages)
Find out more about the benefits of patronage, VAT and Gift Aid: download our benefits guide (PDF) (12 KB; 1 page).
If you would like to join the Library community as a Patron or Benefactor, please get in touch.
'We joined as Benefactors of the National Library of Scotland so that we could support the preservation of manuscripts, rare books and other unique material in the national collection. Supporting in this way means that people will be able to study and learn from these treasures, or even just enjoy them, for years to come.'
— Alex and Rhona Callander, Benefactors.
American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland
The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland (APNLGS) celebrates and strengthens the close cultural ties between Scotland and North America.
By becoming a patron you will be supporting the wide variety of exhibitions and displays, acquisitions, education programs and research undertaken at the National Library and the National Galleries.
You might wish to consider longer-term benefit to us through remembering the Library in your will.
Before you take any action, please contact us to discuss your wishes. You might consider completing the legacy pledge form we can give you, which can help us in our forward planning.
If you decide to leave a financial bequest to the Library, we advise that you consult your lawyer about writing or re-drafting your will.
Thank you for your support.