Why choose us?

View of the Upper Ground Floor transformed for an evening event

We are a unique setting, home to a vast collection of national treasures and centuries of knowledge.

In this magnificent Grade I listed building we offer a range of accessible and inclusive facilities for your event.

Here’s three reasons why you should choose us:

  • We're well connected to other parts of London and the rest of the UK including Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, York and Edinburgh; plus direct links to Europe with the Eurostar terminal next door
  • Work with a full, professional event management service, an in house team of AV experts and award-winning chefs
  • By holding your event at the British Library, you’ll help us keep a world of ideas and inspiration open for everyone.

A memorable experience

Explore some of the most awe-inspiring items in our collection with your guests on a private tour. Items can be tailored to the theme of your organisation or event. Take a close look at the greatest works from our literary, scientific, music, art and sacred texts collections on a Treasures Gallery tour. Or choose a building tour to discover what goes on behind the scenes.

Please get in touch to find out more.

What our clients say

“I would like to re-state just how helpful, professional and organised the whole experience was. I really appreciate how quickly you found us a room option and how easy it was to book the catering. I will definitely be recommending the venue and have it on the list as an option for future events.”
Victoria & Albert Museum

“I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of our team for all your support leading up to and on the night of the event. You were such a delight to work with and I really felt from day one that the event was in good hands. We have had some really positive feedback from those who attended and from our perspective the event was a great success.”
Open Doors UK and Ireland

“I wish to thank you all very much for your assistance and support with the DCMS ALB Audit and Risk Committee Chairs' Forum. The logistics worked really well – from the layout of the room, to the catering, to all the signage and so on. I was also informed that the tour was excellent. Feedback from everyone who attended was very impressed with the event’s smooth running.”
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

“Thank you and your colleagues for your excellent service and support. The Board were really pleased with how the meeting went and want to continue to use the venue for future meetings.”
BRE Trust

“I will say again the service on the day was superb, the guests all had a great time and we received very positive feedback on the food and service.”
Pearson Education

“We had full confidence going in to the day that the team on site would be efficient and helpful and that makes such a difference to an event of that size. The AV team on site were probably one of the best, if not the best, that we've worked with in recent years. They dealt with everything smoothly and quickly, were never grumpy or impatient and were a really pleasure to work with.
Arts Marketing Association Digital