Gladstone's Library is not immune to the severe economic challenges facing so many organisations today.
The past few years have been extremely challenging but, thanks to careful financial planning, we have managed to weather the worst of the storm, for the time being at least.
This does mean, however, that we rely more than ever on our users to help is maintain our wonderful Grade 1 listed building, develop our collections and upgrade our facilities.
As a completely independent institution and a registered charity, we receive no funding from any church or government body.
Our regular income is derived entirely from those who use our facilities, so whether staying overnight, enjoying a delicious lunch or attending an event or course, it all helps to pay our ever-increasing bills!
We want to continue encouraging and enabling writers to write, readers to read and thinkers to think.
Please help us in this quest.