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The Association of Friends of the Library was formed in 1960 and since then has made a significant contribution to the life of the Library.  We greatly appreciate our loyal members and are ready to welcome new Friends into our midst at any time.  Our members come from all over the world and in this electronic age it is not a necessity that you are able to visit the building.


The objects of the Association are the advancement of education, public knowledge and understanding through the promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the National Library of Wales through the activities of a group of friends.

Being a Friend gives you an opportunity to:

  • be admitted to special exhibitions or private views to which Friends of the Library may be invited
  • receive a discount of 10% on some items sold at the Library shop.
  • socialise with people with similar interests

More than that, you will be:

  • closer still to your heritage and helping to support and promote it
  • helping to buy and safeguard more of our National treasures
  • a supporter of various activities
  • an ambassador for the Library