Reader session: Introduction to our main catalogue - ‘Explore the British Library’

, 14.30–15.30 FREE
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This event, for Readers with a current Reader Pass, provides a general introduction to ‘Explore the British Library’, the Library’s main catalogue, and explains how Readers can get the most from our printed and e-resources. The session will cover:

  • the different search scopes: ‘Main catalogue’, ‘Our Website’, ‘Explore Further’
  • how to log in/change your password
  • how to search, refine your searches and save your searches
  • how to order, reserve, copy scan and print collection items.

To find out more please email us at or speak to a member of staff at the Humanities Reference Desk.

Please note that our Reader sessions are held within our Reading Rooms, so you will need a current Reader Pass. If you wish to attend you should get, or renew, a Reader Pass.


When: , 14.30–15.30
Length: Approx. 1 hour
Group size:

Up to 12 Readers per session

Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
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