Crew libraries

Available to seafarers, ships and the maritime industry worldwide

…..And introducing the Marine Society Digital Library App

For more than 100 years we have been supplying ships with crew libraries – providing a welcome refuge from the pressures of shipboard life

We’re committed to ensuring that seafarers have access to quality books and now with the introduction of the digital library this means that an even greater selection of books in the language of choice can be downloaded and enjoyed either in port or at sea and in the language of choice.

To find out more about the app read the digital leaflet

We know that as well as a popular leisure activity, research has acknowledged the role reading plays in crew welfare. From social engagement to aiding relaxation or language skills – improving emotional well-being is vital for onboard safety.

A library still remains a cost-effective way to contribute to crew wellbeing and is recommended within the Maritime Labour Convention.

To find out more about onboard libraries, please call us on: 0207 654 7012 or email:

A library of books on shelves