The British Library’s open access Research Repository makes it easy to discover the amazing range of research undertaken by our staff. From published articles about our intricate ancient manuscripts to complex datasets resulting from digitisation programmes, our research takes many forms. The repository supports the British Library's Open Access Policy for staff research, in recognition of the value that the outputs of our research have for future researchers, and so aims to make them discoverable and accessible for everybody.

The Shared Repository Service provides a shared platform with other UK museums, galleries and heritage organisations, allowing partner organisations to establish and manage an open access repository on a platform shared with the British Library. A single search across the combined content reveals collaborative research projects and interesting parallels between our separate specialist research fields. As well as the platform, partners in the service can take advantage of the British Library’s expertise in metadata, publications, discovery and data management.


More about our repository services

British Library Research Repository

Explore articles, reports, data, book chapters and conference papers produced by our staff through their research activities

Shared Research Repository

The Shared Research Repository brings together research produced by our partner museums, galleries and libraries

Become a Partner

Our new Shared Repository Service can help you establish your own research repository