How can I view all of the Library’s digital content?

Screenshot of Explore the British Library, the Library's main catalogue

You can view all of the British Library’s digital content on the computers in our Reading Rooms

Much of the Library’s digital content is freely available online and you can view it wherever you are.

We purchase some digital content and other digital content is collected under Legal Deposit. Due to License restrictions and Legal Deposit regulations, you can only view this digital content on the computers in our Reading Rooms. You need a free Reader Pass to use our rooms.

Readers please note: you cannot view purchased or Legal Deposit content on your own mobile/tablet in our rooms. A small amount of electronic content is licensed for use on a personal device.