If you are thinking of joining, or perhaps you are already a member and would like to recommend a friend, just follow these simple steps to make an application.

Download an application pack and if you know an existing member ask them to propose you. This then needs to be seconded by a person of recognised standing (a doctor, solicitor etc).

Alternatively you may belong to one of our affiliated organisations and societies, in which case you can join without a proposer or seconder. You also get 25% off the entrance fee. A full list of our partnership organisations can be viewed here, they include:

Friends of the Royal Academy London Library BMA
Friends of Covent Garden The Arts Society (NADFAS) Law Society

Individual Membership

Each member pays an individual membership fee - upholding our long-standing tradition - but only one joining fee is paid per household. So whether you are joining your partner or your whole family, you can enjoy a significant discount on application. 

Corporate Membership

Companies and charities can become corporate members when four or more named employees join. To enjoy a discount on the entrance fee all employees must be registered at the same work address, but each applicant must complete a form.

Overseas Membership

Individuals resident outside of the UK can apply as an Overseas Member. Please note residents outside of the Commonwealth are not entitled to vote at AGMs. Residents in Australia should join via their nearest ROSL branch.

Younger Members

Individuals between 17 and 30 benefit from discounted subscription rates and do not have to pay an entrance fee. ROSL Younger Members also enjoy an active programme of events and networking opportunities designed just for them.

2021 Subscription Rates 

  Subscription Fee   Individual One-Off Joining Fee* or
Organisation One-Off Joining Fee* (25% discount)
LONDON (Resident within 50 mile radius of Charing Cross) £440 + £440 or £330
COUNTRY UK (Outside 50 miles radius of Charing Cross) £310 + £310 or £233
RESIDENT OVERSEAS £235 + £235 or £177
YOUNG MEMBERS I - AGED 17-25 (All countries and areas) £125 + £0 or £0
YOUNG MEMBERS II - AGED 26-30 (All countries and areas) £195 + £0 or £0

One joining fee is payable per household. Membership runs for a 12 month period. You will be notified in advance of your renewal date. *A joining fee is payable if your membership lapses for more than 12 months.

Got a question?

Contact our friendly Membership Team by phone +44 (0)20 7408 0214 ext 214/216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice on making an application or simply refer to our FAQs