How to guides
How to access medieval and early modern European documentary collections
A guide to help you use the catalogue, covering: login, search, how to manage your results, how to browse the collections and how to request items
With Explore Archives and Manuscripts you can search for information about our rich and unique archive and manuscript collections.
Where do the British Library’s old printed books ‘come from'? Who owned or read them in centuries past? Why does it matter?
Accessing manuscripts and archives and obtaining a Letter of introduction or recommendation
Instructions on how to order images of the British Library's collections from our Imaging Services
How to locate items in our largest single manuscript collection