What does the British Library mean to you?

What does the British Library mean to you?

How important is the Library for your research? We know that the Library helps many Readers reach their goals – you can see some of their inspiring stories here. We are keen to hear how we have helped you, and this is your chance to tell us your own success story!

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Natalie Ellis’s Story

Readers’ stories

  • Marco’s Story
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    a place in which the imagination can travel...
  • Jenny’s Story
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    The extraordinary resources of the British Library
  • Cheryl’s Story
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    Captivated by Whistler
  • Jo Stanley’s Story
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    Writing about marginalised peoples' histories
  • Lucy’s Story
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    Designer of couture fabrics and gowns
  • Jesús Montero’s Story
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    ...it fuels my pen.
  • Phillipa’s Story
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    Designer of ‘Breathing Relief’
  • Philip’s Story
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    Composer and conductor
  • Linda’s Story
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    Historical crime writer
  • Richard’s Story
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    Expert in Renaissance literature
  • Jill’s Story
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    Novelist making Rupert Brooke discoveries
  • Fliss’s Story
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    Working with children with learning difficulties
  • Zandra’s Story
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    Children’s furniture creator
  • James’s Story
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    Reporter on worldwide horseracing
  • Gaverne’s Story
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    Award-winning poster designer
  • Hugh’s Story
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    Investigating public issue radio
  • Jennifer’s Story
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    Horticultural historian
  • David’s Story
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    Prize-winning writer, poet & translator
  • Simon’s Story
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    Writer on Victorian literature
  • Abigail’s Story
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    A Jonathan Swift detective
  • Anne’s Story
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    From Middle English to Physics
  • Anne’s Story
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    17th century specialist
  • Christian’s Story
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    Environmental law professional
  • Peter’s Story
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    Researching food from farm to fork
  • Peter’s Story
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    Giving health advice in plain English
  • Nathan’s Story
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    A ‘Top Ten Most Outstanding Black Graduate’
  • Mary’s Story
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    Singer, musician & song researcher
  • Marcus’s Story
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    A wild food forager & teacher
  • Joel’s Story
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    Writer and TEAR fund aid worker
  • Graham’s Story
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    Feeding forgotten plays into today’s theatre
  • Louisa’s Story
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    Orange Prize nominated novelist
  • David’s Story
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    Forecasting volcanic activity
  • Adam’s Story
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    A major fruit juice supplier
  • Aaron’s Story
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    A digital media business that’s taken off
  • Rose’s Story
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    Using sound to investigate art
  • Sue’s Story
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    Winning ways to tackle youth problems
  • Clio’s Story
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    Film Director inspired by Sound Archive
  • David J’s Story
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    Expert in Egyptian Archaeology
  • Squid London’s Story
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    A design company creating innovative products
  • La Diosa’s Story
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    Creators of a luxury jewellery brand