Examines why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic and, in particular, the fabled Northwest Passage
To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta we are holding a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition - book now!
Events at the Library
Join Andrew Motion in exploring London's archives through newly commissioned poetry by seven leading UK poets
Virginia Madsen explores the history of radio documentary using recordings discovered in the Library
Matthew Flinders suggests ways of thinking about politics to ensure the life of democracy