From Leonardo da Vinci's notebook to the songs of birds, explore the fascinating stories from our vaults and discover exciting ways to learn with us.
Featured online exhibitions
Discovering Our Collections
Get a glimpse into the wonders of our vast collection. What will you discover?
Discovering Children's Books
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. For children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages.
British Accents and Dialects
Listen to the UK's rich landscape of regional accents and dialects and understand the differences and similarities with our expert commentary
Resources, courses and more
From regular monthly workshops to special Family Days, we welcome families to the British Library to take part in a range of creative activities designed for all the family.
We offer a range of learning opportunities for adults, from in-depth courses and masterclasses to workshops for ESOL learners and adults with learning disabilities.
Schools and teachers
Workshops, activities and resources for schools, teachers and learners of all ages.
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Google Arts & Culture
View highlights from our collections and take a tour around our former exhibitions.
Leonardo da Vinci's notebook
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, kept notes and drawings of his studies, ideas…
Charles Darwin's natural selection letter
Charles Darwin (1809 - 82) was a naturalist who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection which was published…
Letter from Ada Lovelace to Charles Babbage
Ada Lovelace (1815-52) was the daughter of Lord Byron. She was educated to be a mathematician because her mother feared…
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