Our public spaces are closed for the moment

British Library, St Pancras

Following the latest government advice and to keep everyone safe we’re closing our Reading Rooms, galleries and public spaces in St Pancras and Boston Spa.

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We’ll let you know as soon as the situation changes and we’re able to welcome you back safely. Until then we’re always open online.

The Reference team are here to help, you can ask them your research questions via QuickChat or email. 

Research anywhere

Research anywhere by searching our digital collections. Select Available online in the search bar of our Explore catalogue and this will only return results that can be viewed online. You can use your Reader Pass to access resources like ebsco databases in business, humanities and social science subjects and Readex digitised newspapers. 

Exhibitions from home

Explore the wonderful treasures in Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word when you take our virtual tour, or jump into our interactive UK map to discover locations linked to women’s activism near you or explore other stories on our Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights web resource.

Our live events

Be guaranteed a front row seat by booking for our live events online, or get hands-on with our online courses. And if you missed one of our events first time around you can catch up or revisit your favourites on our new Player platform.