The British Library is open to everyone and offers Reading Rooms for research and study, exhibitions and events for curious people of all ages, tours and great places to eat, drink and shop.
Take a seat in one of our Reading Rooms and access over 150 million collection items.
Book tickets to our James Cook: The Voyages exhibition.
Magna Carta. Jane Austen's notebook. The Beatles' lyrics. Just some of the treasures you can see here.
Browse through our wide range of events.
Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour.
Dine or refuel yourself in our cafés and restaurant, and explore our range of products in our shop.
Arrange inspirational visits to engage your learners with our unique collections.
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.
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre can help you start, run and grow your business.
Unique and memorable experiences for you, your friends and family with Membership
We offer a range of facilities including restaurants, cloakrooms and free WiFi.
We aim to provide an accessible environment for all our visitors.
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