Most popular downloads
5871 × 7509, 2.8MB
British Library gates Paul Grundy
Artist Dave McKeans brand new artwork for Terror and Wonder The Gothic Imagination
5985 × 4297, 6.4MB
Lines in the Ice Seeking the Northwest Passage opening 14 November 2014
2362 × 1772, 1.8MB
Magna Carta c Joseph Turp
Unless stated otherwise, media content on the press area of our website, including images, is protected by third-party rights such as copyright or trademarks. The British Library is permitted to make the content available to you for promoting associated British Library’s exhibitions, events or activities. If you are not using images to promote a British Library activity, you must clear all rights for your use of any in-copyright material beyond uses permitted under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Filming and photography
Information about filming at the Library, including how to make a request to film
Other news around the British Library
King George III’s collection of about 60,000 maps and views is one of the greatest hidden treasures of the British Library. Over the past 18 months with the valued support of private donors, we’ve managed to re-catalogue and to digitise...
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Growing Pains and Gains event at the British Library brought together founders of the Cambridge Satchel Company; Julie Deane, Ella’s Kitchen; Paul Lindley and Naked Wines; Eamon Fitzgerald to share their experiences of fast growth, including the challenges and rewards.
Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English writes: This month we've uploaded linguistic descriptions of conversations about local speech in Warleggan, Penzance, Mawla, St Feock and Truro. Together they constitute the set of BBC Voices Recordings made by BBC Radio...
A minor by-product of the Charlie Hebdo controversy has been the realisation that even in their less controversial cartoons the cartoonists made sure the figures they were lampooning were recognised because they were clearly identified in a caption. A labelled...