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.

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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Blog posts

Is ‘America’s National Pastime’ Up for Grabs?

Friday, June 7, 2019

Professional baseball heads to London later this month with its sacred status in American culture once more in the spotlight. While the two-day series between the historic rivals, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, was an instant...

The Power of Memoir

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Where does the personal reside in our understanding of history, social issues and human experience? And what does the form of the memoir distinctively illuminate? In 2018 novelist Tessa McWatt used her residency as an Eccles British Library Writer’s Award...

The New York World's Fair, 1939

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Today marks 80 years since the Official Opening by President Franklin D Roosevelt of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. First conceived by New York City business leaders in the midst of the Great Depression, the Fair was intended to...

América Latina: Artists’ Books at the British Library

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In early February the British Library held its third hugely successful Artists’ Books Now event: América Latina. The evening brought together artists, collectors, academics and curators to consider the multiple dynamics at work in the creation of Latin American artists’...

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