Brand and image licensing

With 150 million collection items, the potential for product development and licensing is limited only by the imagination.

As one of the world’s greatest research libraries, the British Library’s collections and expertise are used daily by authors, publishers, scientists, TV and film producers, businesses, genealogists and academics.

The British Library is a place of knowledge and inspiration, encouragement and engagement, enabling people to create new ideas and new works about culture, society and commerce.

Image licensing

For commercial image licensing please contact our partner Bridgeman Images. For non-commercial image licensing, please email


British Library products:

  • reflect the British Library brand, expertise, activities, collections and heritage 
  • stimulate discovery, curiosity and engagement 
  • display authoritative research, reference and design credentials.

Retail brand styling

The British Library packaging designs have been developed to create a strong and unique look and feel for British Library retail products.

Design guidelines

We have structured guidelines around logo usage on packaging and swing tags. Please contact us for further details.

Contact us

Sandra Powlette
Image Sales and Brand Licensing Manager
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

+44 (0)20 7412 7246