Following the latest government advice and to keep everyone safe we’re closing our Reading Rooms, galleries and public spaces in St Pancras and Boston Spa. 

Stay connected wherever you are on our digital channels and with our digital collections.

Visitor information

How to get here

  • The British Library,
  • 96 Euston Road, London,
  • NW1 2DB

Opening times today

  • London, St Pancras Building: 10:30 - 19:30
  • London, St Pancras Reading Rooms: 10:30 - 19:30
  • Boston Spa: 10:30 - 15:30
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  • Maps and Manuscripts Reading Rooms close at 16.00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. During Seasonal Holidays our Reading Rooms our closed. Please see our Opening Hours page for full details.

Things to do

Become a Reader

Take a seat in one of our Reading Rooms and access over 150 million collection items.

Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

Book tickets to our Hebrew Manuscripts exhibition.

Treasures Gallery

Magna Carta. Jane Austen's notebook. The Beatles' lyrics. Just some of the treasures you can see here.

What's on

Browse through our wide range of events.

British Library tours

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour.

Eat, Drink, Shop

Dine or refuel yourself in our cafés and restaurant, and explore our range of products in our shop.

School visits

Arrange inspirational visits to engage your learners with our unique collections.

Family activities

From regular monthly workshops to special Family Days, we welcome families to the British Library to take part in a range of creative activities designed for all the family.

Further information

Business & IP Centre

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre can help you start, run and grow your business.

Become a Member

Unique and memorable experiences for you, your friends and family with Membership

Facilities

We offer a range of facilities including restaurants, cloakrooms and free WiFi.

Accessibility

We aim to provide an accessible environment for all our visitors.