Use this website to view digitised copies of manuscripts and archives in the British Library’s collections,
with descriptions of their contents.
Explore the Library's latest major acquisition, the
St Cuthbert Gospel.
Six of the Library’s manuscripts are featured in an article published in the FT Weekend Magazine (www.ft.com) on 9 February 2013.
To see digitised images of these manuscripts in full, go to the Harley Golden Gospels,
the Silos Apocalypse,
Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook,
the Petit Livre d’Amour and the
To consult the British Library’s main catalogue of manuscript material visit
Search our Catalogue Archives and Manuscripts. Selected images of illuminated manuscripts can be found in our
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.
The content in the Digitised Manuscripts viewer is intended for research and study purposes, including use in
educational contexts. The Library requests that where these images are used, the British Library is credited
can be found here.