A Christmas gift for all

Gift for all promotional banner showing exhibition tickets and books

Every gift purchased from the British Library this Christmas helps open up a world of ideas and inspiration for everyone, whatever the season. From baubles, books and Christmas jumpers, to a year’s worth of membership, we have a whole range of presents to choose from.

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Adopt a book

An image of book covers including Little Women

There’s nothing like the comfort of a good story that you can return to time and time again. If you’re searching for a special gift for the book lover in your life, show them you care with a book adoption from our selection of original classics.

By adopting a book, you directly support our conservation work and help to preserve our collection for everyone, now and in the future. From A Christmas Carol to Little Women, every book adoption helps. 

Adopt a book today


Make them smile with a Christmas Jumper

A Christmas jumper that says 'All I want for Christmas is books'

Whoever you’re shopping for, make them smile with our exclusive festive jumper – perfect for book lovers! 

A jolly jumper will inspire more than just some daring fashion choices. Your purchase will help open up our collections for everyone to access and enjoy. Whatever they’re wearing, wherever they are.

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Delight and intrigue with exhibition tickets

Exhibition tickets

This winter, transport your loved ones to a world of plots, espionage and treachery. Our five-star rated exhibition, Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens, will take you back in time to explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, through their own words.

Exhibition tickets will not only inspire your special someone, but will also help support future exhibitions, so we can continue to deliver a sleigh-load of inspiration for everyone.

Buy your exhibition tickets


Make their year with Membership

A British Library membership card

Looking for a Christmas gift that really lasts? Give your loved ones something unique and sustainable this season - a gift for the imagination. Open the door to a realm of endless possibilities with a British Library Gift Membership.

A membership offers priority booking for our programme of events and talks, free entry for the member and a guest to all our exhibitions, and the (metaphorical) key to our exclusive Members’ Room.

While your gift is firing up their curious mind, it will also help us preserve and share our collection for everyone. 

British Library Membership