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In our Reading Rooms

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Our collection currently includes 150 million items covering all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology, in a wide range of formats.

We have Reading Rooms in  London and Boston Spa in Yorkshire. The Colindale Reading Room has now closed - find out more

St Pancras

Our main site, in Central London, has 11 Reading Rooms. Here you can view all of our collections.

Boston Spa

In the Library's Reading Room near Wetherby, W Yorkshire, you can view over 7 million items from our Research Collection.