Welcome to the Friends of the National Libraries
The FNL helps not just national libraries but the nation's libraries and collecting institutions, including record offices and museums, to acquire books, manuscripts and archives.
Members of the FNL provide invaluable support for our work and enjoy an increasing range of benefits - find out more here and join the FNL today.
Since 1931 FNL grants have ensured that thousands of books, archives and collections have been saved for the nation. Search our grants database to find out more.
The Milton's Cottage Trust is offering FNL members free entry to the home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets.
Other previous grants
Online grants database
Our previous grants are available online for you to browse or search.Search or browse previous grants online