Coming soon
Exhibition

Buddhism

25 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Phil Hatfield: America's Ocean

Consider the history of the United States in the Pacific

Other events

Performance

Gilbert and Sullivan à la Carte

A musical miscellany performed by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

Talks and Discussions

Craftsman at Work! Secrets from the Rattigan Archive

Dan Rebellato reveals the hidden workings of this famous playwright

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Hazel Carby in Conversation Imperial Intimacies

An evocative history of the British Empire

Talks and Discussions

An Evening with Héctor Abad

An evening with the Colombian novelist

Sold out

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Conservation studio tour with audio description

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price