Join the library

If you are a member of the RHS, you can become an RHS library member. You do not have to be a member of the library to browse our collections or make a research appointment, but there are many benefits of membership

Benefits of RHS Library Membership

  • Access to the most comprehensive library on gardening in the world.
  • Borrow the latest gardening books.
  • Walk-in access to selected horticultural databases.

  • Resources to support your studies for a RHS qualification, or your participation in RHS courses and workshops.
  • Receive updates about current displays, events, study days and short courses at our libraries.

1. RHS membership

Save 25% and enjoy all the benefits of RHS membership. If you already have an RHS membership, please skip to step 2 and register for your library membership.

2. Library membership

You can begin accessing a wealth of information by completing our registration form. Your library membership is valid for the same period as your RHS membership.


How long does library membership last?
Your library membership is valid for the same period as your RHS membership. Each year when you renew your RHS membership, please let the library team know so that they can extend your library membership as well.
I cannot log into my account - what do I do?
Email the library team at [email protected] if you are having any difficulties logging in to your library account.
Any other library membership questions?
Contact us for more information about this great member benefit and library staff will be happy to help you.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.