These blogs express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members. You can subscribe to any blog by email.
20 September 2021 Asian and African studies
Tipiṭaka or the ‘Three Baskets’ forms the canon of the teachings of the Buddha written in Pāli. The second ‘Basket’, Sutta Piṭaka, contains five Nikāyas or ‘collections’ of thousands of discourses attributed to the Buddha and his disciples. The Aṅguttara...
17 September 2021 American Collections
This blog by Rebecca Goetz (Visiting Fellow, 2018) is part of a special Summer Scholars blog series highlighting recent research across the British Library's Americas collections by scholars and creatives associated with the Eccles Centre, including those supported by the...
16 September 2021 Untold lives
In 1810 Captain Thomas Williamson, a retired Bengal Army officer, published The East India Vade-Mecum; or complete guide to gentlemen intended for the civil, military or, naval service of the East India Company. It is a fascinating book to dip...
15 September 2021 Living Knowledge
As our building in St Pancras fully opened up this summer, we were excited to welcome back friends and neighbours on our doorstep after well over a year, thanks to the Holiday Activities Fund (HAF) programme. The brilliant group from...
What's on the mind of Team America?
From our subject specialists and curators
Behind the scenes with our conservators and scientists
Supporting research with digital content
News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world
On literature and theatre collections from the 16th century to the present day
Exploring Europe at the British Library
Business, innovation and enterprise
Behind the scenes at the British Library
Cartographic and topographical materials at the British Library
Digitisation and other projects
News about our music collections and services
The latest scientific developments
Projects, events, resources and research methods
News from the Library’s Sound and Moving Image teams
News about yesterday’s news, and where news may be going
Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive
Sharing stories from the past, worldwide