Research underpins all core purposes of the British Library. We play a key role in the UK research community and work with national and international partners to support and stimulate research of all kinds.
We lead and support research projects, supervise a range of collaborative PhDs, research placements and fellowships, and run a regular programme of training events. Our staff have extensive research expertise and we contribute actively to the development of research policy.
Our activities are summarised in the 2016-17 Research Report.
In addition to exploring these pages, you might find the following areas of the British Library’s website of interest:
Our Reference team can answer subject-specific research enquiries.
Find out how we contribute to Learning and higher education.
Read about our International collaborations.