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.

Some other highlights include the Harley Golden Gospels, Beowulf, the Silos Apocalypse, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, the Petit Livre d’Amour and the Golf Book.

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 viewing for research and study purposes. For any other use please see the British Library website’s terms of use, which can be found here.

Please note that due to essential maintenance the website will be unavailable on the 28th March.