Becoming a member of the library is a vital way you can support our work making extraordinary Jewish books accessible today and preserving them for tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you to our unique community of readers and our wonderful collections and hope you will enjoy our exclusive member benefits.


Borrow 5 books at a time
Access to the reading room
Access to electronic resources in the library
Research support
Invitations to Library and College events
Annual members’ prize draw for books
10% Discount on a Lehrhaus course

How members help

Preservation – your membership helps us conserve and protect fragile material
Growth – your membership helps us deepen and widen our collections
Enriching the community – your membership adds to the richness and diversity of our community of readers and learners
Outreach – your membership helps us share our collections with new audiences
Spread the word – your membership helps new visitors discovery the library

Membership Details

Standard Annual Membership £75

Members of Jewish Communities affiliated to the LBC, Annual Membership £60

To join or for further information contact the library or download our Library Annual Membership Form.

Leo-Baeck-College-Library-Annual-Membership-Form-2021.docx (36 downloads)

Membership for Current LBC Students, Faculty and Staff

Current students on accredited academic programmes, faculty and staff are entitled to free membership allowing them to borrow 10 books as well as remote access to electronic resources.

Full details are available in course handbooks, CollegeNet and from the library.

Membership for Alumni, Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors

Alumni, members of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and members of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors are entitled to free membership allowing them to borrow 3 books and remote access to some electronic resources.

You will need to register annually to activate your membership. Alumni are former students who have graduated from an accredited academic programme. For further details see our Library for Alumni Booklet or contact the library to register.

SCONUL Membership and Access

Members of the SCONUL scheme are welcome to consult our collections for reference, by appointment. We are unable to offer study space to students not consulting our collections. Members in Bands A, B and C may register to borrow three books at a time. You will need your ID Card or Library Card from your home institution and your SCONUL  confirmation email. Please contact the library to make an appointment.