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.


Digital Storytelling

2 Jun 2023 - 15 Oct 2023

Adventures, journeys and revolutions. Be transported through the thought-provoking world of interactive writing.

Upcoming events

At the Library and online

Shirley Williams: A Life in Politics

The legacy of a woman who changed the course of British politics.

Other events

Workshop FREE

Art workshops for blind and partially sighted people


Join us for a monthly creative workshop inspired by the Library’s collection and designed for blind and partially sighted visitors.

At the Library

Longplayer Conversation: Sada Mire and Richard Sabin

The annual conversation inspired by long-term thinking.

At the Library

Young versus Champollion: Who Deciphered the Hieroglyphs?

How two rivals solved a 2,000 year-old puzzle.

At the Library and online

Africa Writes: Blitz Bazawule

Ghanaian polymath Blitz Bazawule in conversation with Irenosen Okojie

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Treasures tour

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