Renew your Friends membership Friends enjoy a wealth of benefits and special access to our renowned collections through member events, exhibitions and publications Renew your Friends membership Using our secure payment system. Join or renew Related content Benefits for Friends of the Library Friends enjoy exclusive access to the Friends Room, annual subscription to the Library’s quarterly magazine, discounts at events, the Library shop and café. Events for Friends of the Library Enjoy exclusive Friends events including private exhibition viewings, film screenings, workshops and specialist talks across literature, art, photography, history and contemporary issues. Friends Room The magnificent Friends room is on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building. Get a Library card With a Library card you can request books and other collection material, access eresources or book a study room.