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.

Our Shared Research Repository brings our own research into a shared platform with other UK museums, galleries and heritage organisations. A single search across the combined content reveals collaborative research projects and interesting parallels between our separate specialist research fields.

Our new Repository Service for other organisations extends the Shared Repository concept to new partners, broadening the range of research outputs included. Partners can take advantage of our expertise in metadata, publications, discovery, data management and much more.


More about our repository activities

British Library research repository

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

Shared research repository

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

Our repository service

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