Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

Open until 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of Leonardo through his extraordinary notebooks

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Exhibition FREE

The New Londoners

29 Mar 2019 - 7 Jul 2019

22 March – 7 July 2019

Exhibition FREE

Imaginary Cities

5 Apr 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

Discover how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections


Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents

Events at the Library


Writing the Greek Classics

Explore the Greek language and classical Greek texts

Limited places

Other events

Talks and Discussions

For There She Was: Love and Presence in Mrs Dalloway

Gillian Beer and Alexandra Harris discuss

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Talks and Discussions

Dalloway Day: After Woolf

With Monica Ali, Olivia Laing and Elif Shafak

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Talks and Discussions

'Witcraft' with Jonathan Rée

A radical new form of philosophical storytelling

Limited places
Talks and Discussions FREE

Empowering Citizens Through Data

Part of Innovation and the Welfare State

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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

Windrush Sound Tours

Join a curated sound tour to mark Windrush Day

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