Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

Open free of charge - the world's most beautiful and influential books and documents, from Leonardo da Vinci's notebook to the Beatles

Exhibition

Animal Tales

7 Aug 2015 - 1 Nov 2015

An exhibition exploring animals on the page

Events at the Library

Lecture FREE

The Library of Alexandria and the Digital Library of Tomorrow

An insight into the work of the Library of Alexandria, by its Director, Ismail Serageldin

Other events

Lecture

WordPower: Britain and the American Constitution

Linda Colley delivers the 2015 Eccles Centre Fulbright Commission Lecture

Limited places
Special Event

Viggo Mortensen reads T S Eliot's The Waste Land

A unique opportunity to hear one of the masterpieces of English literature read live by Viggo Mortensen in the British Library Entrance Hall

Sold out
Special Event

Viggo Mortensen reads T S Eliot's The Waste Land (Standing tickets)

A unique opportunity to hear one of the masterpieces of English literature read live by Viggo Mortensen in the British Library Entrance Hall

Sold out
Lecture

Let's All Move to Detroit

Benjamin Markovits reads from and discusses his new novel

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

General guided group tour

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