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Explore the world's sacred texts

The British Library has an unsurpassed collection of sacred texts across all faiths. Find out more

Books on display in Sacred Exhibition at British Library

Explore 78 texts online in depth here...

Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books, including some of the world's most precious Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Qur'ans, plus Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts


Curator's choice: Texts explained

Curators and other experts give their personal views on some remarkable sacred texts. Available as audio files and in transcript


Multimedia resources: Sacred contexts

Audio, videos, special interactive resources for schools and students, and more, in our Sacred contexts