Discover the riches of the British Library
fix the location of thousands of old maps
view virtual books with 'Turning the Pages'
enjoy online exhibitions
take a highlights tour
Try our favourites, notes, tagging and personal galleries features. Please register first, then go to any item in the 'Online exhibitions' section to start adding your knowledge to ours.
Power, Propaganda and Art
Explore four beautiful maps in incredible detail
Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs
Follow photography from its invention
Man and Monarch
Documents his life and times; includes video clips
The struggle for Britain's freedoms and rights
Try the interactive journey and find out where you stand!
Discover what we share
The world's greatest collection of Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy books
of our wonderful treasures
Leaf through these virtual books and magnify the details
Known as the cornerstone of liberty
But what does it really say? Our 'virtual curator' answers your questions
A feature by Mike Phillips
The lives of Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas pere, George Polgreen Bridgetower, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and John Archer