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


Summer Scholars: Native Americans / Summer 1967

Two researchers explore federal representations of Native Americans and the long, hot summer of 1967

Other events

In Conversation

Alan Turing: Life, Work, Legacy

Jim Al-Khalili hosts an evening exploring the life, work and legacy of one of the greatest scientific minds

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In Conversation

Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop

Was this the world's most fateful railway journey?

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Hunter Davies: A Life in the Day

The Sixties. The parties. The Beatles. And above all, the love story.

Family Activity FREE

South Asian Stories

Discover stories from South Asia in this fun and creative workshop with Sita Thomas

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.