Press releases

Most popular downloads

  • Dimentions:
  • File size:

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.

View all press images

Filming and photography

Image of filming taking place at the British Library

Information about filming at the Library, including how to make a request to film

Go to Filming and photography

Other news around the British Library

Blog posts

A dish fit for the gods: 150 years of Offenbach’s ‘La belle Hélène’

17 December 2014

When in the 1690s the Académie Française was rocked by the so-called Querelle des anciens et des modernes between two factions headed by Nicolas Boileau and Charles Perrault respectively, history might have regarded it as a short-lived conflict unlikely to...

Santa Claus’s coming to Britain

17 December 2014

The modern Santa Claus originated in the New York area where he evolved from Dutch gift traditions surrounding St Nicholas. His name, spelt Sancte Claus, first appeared in print in a poem in the New York Spectator in 1810. But...

Tudor Scribe and Spy at No. 2 in the Official Classical Charts

17 December 2014

A new recording of a magnificent choirbook produced for King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, one of the great treasures in the British Library’s music collections, reached number 2 in the Classical Charts in the first week of its...

British Library Labs Symposium 2014 – The Winners

16 December 2014

Posted by Mahendra Mahey, Manager of British Library Labs After Tim Hitchcock's keynote which opened the British Library Labs' second annual symposium Roly Keating, the Library’s Chief Executive, presented awards to the 2014 Labs competition winners Bob Nicholson and Desmond...

More blog posts