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

Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Friday, September 23, 2022

Readers may have noticed the new placards and billboards at the British Library announcing Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth which opens exactly four weeks today. Son of Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias, the historical...

Reporting Victory

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

As part of the events programme accompanying our current exhibition, ‘Breaking the News’, curators from the European, Americas and Oceania Collections department took part in an online 'Meet the Curators' event to introduce some stories about news media in the...

The Value of Libraries: a report from the Hay Festival, Cartagena, Colombia

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Catherine Eccles is an international literary scout and council member of the Eccles Centre. 'Every library is a journey; every book is a passport without an expiry date.' Irene Vallejo It was through the good fortune of my involvement with...

Commemorating Roberta Bondar's voyage into space

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr Roberta Bondar blasting off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center and becoming Canada’s first female astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space! Bondar had dreamt of this moment from an...

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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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