Chawton House Library is a registered charity that self-generates 100% of the funds needed to keep the Library open and accessible to all. By supporting the Library through donations, memberships and volunteering, you are enabling us to plan for the future with confidence, and helping us to continue maintaining and developing our permanent collections – alongside an annual programme of exhibitions, events and international conferences.
Donate now to help secure the Library for future generations.
Become a Friend
Experience a closer relationship with the Library as a Friend, a member of the Bluestocking Circle, or a Salon Circle Patron. Find out more about the benefits we offer and how you can support our work.
Support our Collections
You can support our work by adopting a book, donating to our book conservation appeal, or helping us to publish a unique manuscript by becoming a subscriber.
‘Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.’
— Mary Astell (1666-1731),Letter, 1693