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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


The Winchester: Legend of the West

BBC journalist explores the history of, and family behind the Winchester Rifle

Limited places

Other events


Rose Tremain: Forty Years On

Novelist Rose Tremain reflects on 40 years as a writer

Panel Discussion

International Translation Day 2016

The annual event for the literary translation community

Sold out
Study Day

Bookbinding Masterclass

Take inspiration from the world's greatest collection of books at our creative masterclass

Sold out

Rebel Crossings Transatlantic Feminism, Free Love, and Radicalism

Join 2012 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence, Sheila Rowbotham

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