Our extensive resources include collections on the USA, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

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St Pancras Reading Rooms

At St Pancras we have 11 Reading Rooms, each specialising in a different subject area or type of material and with different opening hours. In our Reading Rooms you can:

  • Consult books, journals and other items from our collections
  • Access a wide range of electronic resources and electronic journals
  • Consult subject guides, bibliographies and other research aids

If you need help, please ask our Reference Specialists at the enquiry desks or contact the Reference Service.

We offer free Discovery and 1-2-1 Sessions to help you make the best use of the Library's collections.

You’ll need a Reader Pass

Opening hours for all Reading Rooms

Blog posts

Call for Applicants: Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Above: Klondiker's buying mining licenses in Victoria, BC. J. W. Jones, 1898 [Picturing Canada project on Wiki Commons] Summertime is always exciting for the Eccles Centre as we announce new calls for our various awards and fellowships. Keep an eye...

Over There, All Over Again: American Sheet Music, World War 1 and Nostalgic Musicals

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It is always a great pleasure when you find your research coinciding with that of your colleagues. There has been a recent spike in discussions around American music and World War I in the Eccles Centre as Jean Petrovic is...

Spring news from the Eccles Centre

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Above: John Rocque's, 'A General Map of North America' [Maps K.Top.118.32] Our colleagues from the Americas Collections have kindly allowed us a slot on the blog, so we thought we would let you know about some changes that are coming...

Researching American political pamphlets

Thursday, February 15, 2018

By Jodie Collins - The history of pamphlets is not a topic that has been researched extensively, and what has been written focuses more on their uses in early modern Europe. This project hopes to bring to light the significance of the political pamphlet in modern America, eventually contributing to a more comprehensive history of the pamphlet overall.

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Phil Hatfield

Head of the Eccles Centre for American Studies

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Caribbean Roots: Black British and Caribbean Poets

Caribbean Roots: Black British and Caribbean Poets read their own work

Caribbean poems feature in this CD, the perfect gift for lovers of Caribbean writing. This 2-CD collection brings together 58 recordings of 10 Black British and Caribbean poets.

£16.00

Declaration of Independence baseball

Declaration of Independence baseball

This colourful and compelling baseball features the heading from the Declaration of Independence along with signatures from the original document.

£10.00