The British Library engages with many overseas contacts and institutions. We do this to share our heritage and expertise with global audiences and professionals.

Our international activities include project partnerships and correspondence with diplomatic representatives.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate at curatorial, strategic and technical levels. If you are an overseas professional and would like to learn more, please talk to our International Office team.

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International networks and the British Library

We take a professional leadership role in the world's network of national libraries

The British Library's international partnerships

The British Library engages with regions of the world whose cultures and histories are strongly reflected in our collections.

Blog posts

Columbus and the Idea of Cuba

Friday, July 30, 2021

This blog by JS Tennant 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 Centre's Awards. Like...

Euro 2020: the medieval manuscript version

Saturday, July 10, 2021

One thousand years. That's how long Euro 20 seems to have been running. It's the summer when football officially came home — provided, that is, you live in Baku, St Petersburg or Budapest. In time-honoured fashion, we have selected our...

Making two million images freely available online

Friday, May 28, 2021

Ten years ago the British Library and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development started exploring possible areas of collaboration. For some time the British Library had been working on an international engagement strategy to make our collections...

A virtual get-away, medieval style

Friday, January 8, 2021

In these dark days of January, we all dream of escape. Perhaps it's time for a virtual vacation, medieval style. Here are some options to choose from. France Paris is the ultimate city of romance and culture — a firm...

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News

British Library launches bilingual website showcasing 1,300 Hebrew manuscript treasures

20 November 2017

The British Library's first ever bilingual web resource shows off its collection of Hebrew manuscripts

Two Centuries of Indian Print project shortlisted for Newton Prize

27 October 2017

Recognising the digitisation project

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