Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
This page brings together publications relating to the structure of the Library, its organisation, and what we do.
3. What are our priorities and how are we doing
From 1st October 2013 the Public Lending Right (PLR) became part of the British Library. Information about PLR can be found in the PLR Publication Scheme.
The Library's Vision for the year 2020.
The Library's strategic plan from 2011-15.
Annual business plan
The Library's business plan for 2012-2013 outlines our current priorities.
Our previous business plan from 2011-2012 is also available.
A copy of our current and previous year's annual reports.
Internal and external reviews of our performance
"The British Library: Providing services beyond the Reading Rooms", a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (HC 879, Session 2003-2004: 28 July 2004).
Demonstrating Value, a one-day conference held at the British Library in 2004, was organised to explore the innovative ways in which public and voluntary sector organisations can measure their value and demonstrate the benefits they deliver.
Increasing our Value is a report detailing how the Library adds value to the UK economy, setting out the case for further public investment.
Details of our performance can also be found in our Annual Report.
Funding agreement reports
Details of our funding from the DCMS can be found below for financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08:
- Funding Agreement: End Year 2006-07 (the names of specific suppliers have been withheld from publication in this report under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act, as disclosure would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of the parties involved.)
- Funding Agreement: Mid Year 2007-08
- Funding Agreement: End Year 2007-08
After the close of financial year 2007-08, DCMS discontinued the requirement for the Library to report on these metrics as the relevant data is now routinely included in our annual reports.
An overview of The The British Library's code of service
Visitor figures and audience research
Information about visitor numbers and details can be found in our Annual Report.