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.
We offer purchase grants to national libraries, university libraries, county record offices museums and art galleries. Our funding ranges from a few hundred to tens of thousands of pounds.
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.
We are delighted to offer FNL members and their guests 3 visits for Spring 2016 to:
London Metropolitan Archives;
Royal Asiatic Society: the Thomas Manning Archive;
The private library of Charles Sebag-Montefiore.
Other previous grants
Online grants database
Our previous grants are available online for you to browse or search.Search or browse previous grants online