Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Open until 29 Aug 2017

Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever

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Exhibition FREE

Canada Through the Lens

26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

Mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation

Exhibition FREE

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

2 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

A free exhibition

Coming soon

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018

Journey to where magic and myth began

Events at the Library

Study Day

Looking for Melville

An afternoon exploring recent responses to the complex and controversial American author of Moby-Dick

Other events

Panel Discussion

Celebrating the Centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks

Celebrating the Centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American Poet Laureate


Culture and Revolution IV: Photography and Film

The impact and influence of the Russian Revolution on photography and film

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In Conversation FREE

Carla Hayden and Roly Keating in conversation

Join the British Library’s Chief Executive in conversation with the 14th Librarian of Congress

Special Event

Africa Writes: RAP Party

Words, poetry and music - celebrate the start of the Africa Writes Festival

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

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

Conservation studio tour

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

Group tours

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