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In London you can use our St Pancras Reading Rooms and public desks and visit all our galleries, including the free Treasures Gallery. We’ve also got events, courses, activities for schools, our Business and IP Centre, and if you’re a British Library Member, you can visit our Members’ Room.
For general enquiries about our services, exhibitions and events Chat with our Customer Services Team.
Quick Chat is available Monday to Friday: 09.30 – 16.00.
When Quick Chat is unavailable, you can contact our Customer Services Team by telephone on +44 (0)1937 546060 during the hours of 09.00 – 16.30, Monday to Friday or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre can help you start, run and grow your business.