Punk 1976-78

Open until 2 Oct 2016


Last chance to see - closes 2 October

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

The world's most beautiful and important books and documents, from Magna Carta and Gutenberg's Bible, to the music of the Beatles

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun

14 Oct 2016 - 12 Feb 2017

Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times

Coming soon

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

4 Nov 2016 - 1 Mar 2017

See how maps made the world we live in

Events at the Library

Panel Discussion

International Translation Day 2016

The annual event for the literary translation community

This event has taken place

Other events


Rebel Crossings Transatlantic Feminism, Free Love, and Radicalism

Join 2012 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence, Sheila Rowbotham


Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

A fascinating personal journey with world-renowned manuscript expert Christopher de Hamel


Behind the Headlines

Ahead of the US presidential election we take a closer look at those in the running for the White House

Panel Discussion

Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain

Fascinating new research and performance which brings Black anti-slavery campaigners back to life

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Group tours

Book a group tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery.

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action