Crew libraries

Available to seafarers and ships worldwide

Since 1919 we have been supplying ships with crew libraries – providing a welcome refuge from the pressures of shipboard life. 

We continue to be committed to ensuring that seafarers have access to quality books, because we know that as well as a popular leisure activity, research has acknowledged the role reading plays in crew welfare. From social engagement – discussing a character or plot with fellow crew members, to aiding relaxation or language skills – improving emotional well-being is vital for onboard safety.

A library remains a cost-effective way to contribute to crew welfare, and our numerous shipping company clients gain the benefit while also complying with the recommendations of the Maritime Labour Convention.

Today, the most popular library offering with our shipping clients is a non-returnable paperback library with a wide range of titles tailored to meet readers’ needs.

And look out for more details of our new digital library, which we will be launching in 2018.

To find out more about onboard libraries, please call us on: 020 7654 7008 or email:

A library of books on shelves

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