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The Electronic British Library Journal

The eBLJ is the journal of scholarly research into the contents and history of the British Library and its collections. It is the successor to the British Library Journal, which appeared in twenty-five volumes between 1975 and 1999. Its purpose is to advance knowledge of the British Library's collections by demonstrating their wealth and the ways in which they are used by researchers. It is available free to all users of our website. It is permanently archived and is indexed in Humbul, The History Journals Guide, MLA, etc.

ISSN 1478-0259
© The British Library Board

Read a foreword to the eBLJ by Roly Keating,
Chief Executive of the British Library.

A sixteenth-century design for a revolving reading desk
A sixteenth-century design for a revolving reading desk: Agostino Ramelli, Le diverse et artificiose machine; composte in lingua Italiana et Francese (Paris, 1588), p. 317. BL, 48.f.15.