• "...the Library is critical....without it I wouldn't know where to start..."

    Darrel Sheinman is the owner of vinyl-led record label Gearbox Records and uses the British Library Sound Archive to source unreleased jazz music.

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    Troy Richards
  • "...inspires people to go out and make their own work..."

    Eleanor Stuart used our online collection to look at Alice's Adventures Under Ground, which inspired her to create a range of plates

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    Eleonor Stuart
  • "...an essential and central part of the creative process..."

    Author Naomi Wood was one of the Eccles Centre for American Studies Writers in Residence and used our collection to research her book, Mrs Hemingway.

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    Naomi Wood
  • "...a hub of creativity..."

    Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, used our Business & IP Centre to help start-up her vegan cupcake business and then to grow her business both nationally and internationally.

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    Mellissa Morgan
  • "...tapping in to this network of like-minded people..."

    Sarah Orecchia used the Business & IP Centre to research her market and help with her business plan and attended a number of workshops.

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    Sarah Orecchia
  • "...I could not write my thesis without having this Library..."

    Shelagh Rowan-Legg used our collection to write her PhD in Spanish cinema. Shelagh is a student at King's College London, researching contemporary Spanish fantasy cinema.

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    Shelagh Rowan-Legg
  • "...I'm always going to use it as a space that I love, as a place to become inspired..."

    Lucy Tammam used items from our collection to influence her designs.

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    Lucy Tammam
  • "...it was really collaborative work..."

    Pieter Francois is the winner of British Library Labs 2013

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    Pieter Francois
  • "...I don't think you could ask for a more conducive learning environment..."

    Chris Levack regularly comes back to the British Library to inspire his students.

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    Chris Levack
  • "...we felt like we had a bond with everybody..."

    Jessica Rodgers took part in our Writing London project engaging young people aged 16 - 24, outside of formal education, with library and heritage collections.

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    Jessica Rodgers
  • "...they're not doing it for any other reason except they're trying to inspire..."

    Tim Williams used the market research and many workshops on offer at our Business & IP Centre to found Luma in 2009.

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    Tim Williams
  • "...it's good for finding those little pieces of the jigsaw..."

    Alex Hall is a PhD researcher using our newspaper collection. His research at the University of Manchester focuses on the development of public weather services and how extreme weather can affect their delivery.

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    Alex Hall
  • "...I've put together a picture of things that's never been done before..."

    Diana Newall used our amazing map collection to recreate the lost city of Candia, the 15th-century capital of Crete.

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    diana newall