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Turning the Pages 2.0

Developed to bring our “treasures” to life on the Internet, Turning the Pages has quickly become one of the British Library’s most popular online resources. Based on groundbreaking 3-D technology, it has allowed us to build online replicas of unique and priceless manuscripots such as the Sherborne Missal, Lindisfarne Gospels and Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook. With Turning the Pages 2.0, you can now license the software to make your most celebrated books accessible through the web.


An easy-to-use piece of software makes it easy to convert images into Turning the Pages books.

  • ‘Pick up’ books from your virtual bookshelf and look at them from different angles
  • Have two books open on your desktop at the same time
  • Build your own online bookshelf that can be as large or as small as you need
  • Add audio and video files to each page quickly and easily
  • A powerful set of tools to aid research and scholarship, including search and personal and collaborative note-taking

Purchasing model

  • Turning the Pages 2.0 is a licence-based model that requires a once-only payment for perpetual ownership of the software
  • You have the option of hosting your Turning the Pages bookshelf yourself or we can do it for you for an annual fee

Further resources and information

There are some suggested links in our 'More useful content' panel or download a leaflet in PDF format.

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PDF files

The links below are to Adobe PDF files. Accessibility solutions and free Reader software are available from Adobe.