Make your gift go further this Christmas

Still undecided on what to get your loved ones?

Published date:

This year switch up your gifting with something unique, inspirational and sustainable. But, more importantly, something that lasts. And shopping with us has a lasting impact too. Every purchase from the British Library this Christmas helps open up a world of ideas and inspiration for everyone. So why not give the gift of…

Sensational stories


Our new Crime Classics subscription is the perfect gift for the book lovers or the ultimate crime fiction fanatic. It’s a gift that lasts a year and is loved for a lifetime.

Shop now



Are they always eager to learn more? For the curious minds in your life, our courses cover languages, crafts and creative writing with options to learn at the Library or from home. 

Browse our courses 

Time Travel


Travel back in time with the latest exhibition tickets. Send them on an epic journey to our new Alexander the Great exhibition. They’ll uncover the enduring myths behind the man through astrological clay tablets, ancient papyri, medieval manuscripts and cutting-edge video games.

Buy your tickets

Lasting memories

A British Library Membership goes a long way. Delight them to year-round free entry to our exhibitions, discounted tickets to the best events and talks in London, and access to our exclusive Members’ Room. 

British Library Membership

Making a difference

If you’re searching for a special gift, show them you care with a book adoption from our selection of original classics. You’ll help us care for our collection and inspire more magical stories to be told.

Adopt today