Although our roots extend back centuries, we collect everything published today, tomorrow and decades into the future. We have millions of books, but also newspapers, maps, sound recordings, patents and stamps.
Our spaces are open for study, a place to meet friends, to start up a new business or to get inspired by visiting our galleries and events.
We're continuing to experience a major technology outage as a result of a cyber-attack. Our buildings are open as usual, however, the outage is still affecting our website, online systems and services, as well as some onsite services. This is a temporary website, with limited content outlining the services that are currently available, as well as what's on at the Library.
Our catalogue becoming visible and usable once again has been a key milestone on our road to recovery, and further improvements will continue to be made in the weeks and months to come. Find out more about the next steps in restoring our services in the latest blog from our Chief Executive, Sir Roly Keating, and how we can help you use the Library in the meantime.
We've released a searchable online version of our main catalogue as the first major step in the restoration of our services. While online ordering remains unavailable, more of our physical collection held in St Pancras, including the majority of our special collection materials, can now be manually ordered in our Reading Rooms. Find out more.
We've opened The Last Word community hub in our Piazza, which is the new base for our Community Engagement team. Here they'll meet Camden residents and host a range of activities with and for local people. The hub will also showcase changing displays of community projects for everyone to enjoy.
As a charity, we work to preserve and share our collection of over 170 million items, which grows every day.