Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights

Open until 21 Feb 2021

A fairer world for everyone: the fight for women’s rights is unfinished business.


Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

18 Aug 2020 - 11 Apr 2021

Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages.

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Florence Nightingale and Gandhi. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.

Exhibition FREE

Khadija Saye: in this space we breathe

3 Dec 2020 - 2 May 2021

"We exist in the marriage of physical and spiritual remembrance. It's in these spaces...[that] we identify with our physical and imagined bodies." – Khadija Saye

Events at the Library


Learn Live: Connect with Art through Mindfulness

Have a gentle start to your day on our online course

Limited places

Other events

Talks and Discussions

The Madman's Library: A World of Extraordinary Books

Edward Brooke-Hitching in conversation with John Lloyd

Talks and Discussions

'You're Fired'? Reviewing the Trump Presidency

Join us for a look back over Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House

Special Event FREE

Unfinished Business: Curators' Lunchtime Session– Beyond the Exhibition 1

Beyond the Exhibition: Women’s Rights in Asia and Africa

Talks and Discussions FREE

The Dancing Woman and the National-Cinematic Project

A history of dancing bodies in Indian cinema with dance scholar, Usha Iyer.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Our public spaces are closed for the moment.