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How To Donate

We are grateful for your support. The library receives no funding from Brent Council towards running costs. Only our community and supporters can help – without that, we will close.

The library costs £100 a day to keep open. Please consider the several ways you can help us stay open:

Direct Transfer

From your account online or by phone. This will not incur any fees to the charity or you and so is the preferred method. The details you will need to give your bank are:

BankCAF Bank
Sort Code40 52 40
Account Name Friends Of Kensal Rise Library
Account Number00021193

Donate Button

Please press the orange Donate button on the right hand side of this page.

By cheque or CAF voucher

Please make this payable to Friends of Kensal Rise Library and hand it in at reception or post to:

Kensal Rise Library, Bathurst Gardens, London NW10 5JA

Charity cash

Please put some pennies in the collecting tin next time you visit the library.

Give As You Live

Raise funds for free while you shop online, using this website: Shop at over 4,500 leading stores via the Give As You Live website or app, and you’ll raise free funds for Kensal Rise Library. Select Friends of Kensal Rise Library as your cause and then click through when you shop online. Shops will donate a percentage of the value of your purchase to the library whenever you click through Give As You Live to reach their site. It’s completely free to join.


Please consider leaving a legacy in your will to the library

You can pass down the benefits of the library to future generations by helping us remain sustainable and secure.

There is no need to rewrite your will. It is very simple to make a codicil. The two main types of gift through your will are Pecuniary and Residuary legacies.

A Pecuniary legacy is a gift of a specific sum in you Will, like £1,000. You don’t have to have a lot of money to leave a legacy. We are grateful for anything you can spare. Even a small amount will buy some books on your behalf.

A Residuary legacy is a share of your estate (or the whole of your estate after any specific amounts have been taken away. It is very easy to do. We can provide some wording, but we do recommend that you get legal advice to make sure what’s best for you.

If you would like to discuss a legacy, please email

If you love the library, you can pass down this love to future generations by helping us remain sustainable and secure

We are a well-established charity (reg 1141606) dedicated to keeping open a library in a densely populated area with pockets of deprivation, where there is no other free, public space.

Thank you very much for your support.

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Join the Library

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Make a Donation

The library depends on donations to keep open. Thank you for your support.