Over the years, we have benefited from the generosity of many members who have made the FNL a beneficiary of their Will. Countless institutions have been able to add to their collections and make the acquisitions available to a wide public thanks to these legacies, they are truly lasting gifts.
You should always consult a solicitor to make sure your Will truly reflects your wishes and is legally valid.
You can, if you wish, state how you would like Friends of the National Libraries to use your legacy (e.g. to support the acquisition of literary archives, or to support smaller libraries), but an unrestricted gift enables us to use apply legacy where it is most needed.
Thank you so much for considering FNL, your legacy would help us to continue to save our written and printed heritage. If you do decide to include FNL in your Will, please let us know. This will give us the chance to thank you and discuss how you would like your gift to be used.
Image: Records relating to the Manor of Tottenham. FNL grant 2013. Courtesy of Bruce Castle Museum/Haringey Archives.