James Cook: The Voyages

Open until 28 Aug 2018

Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there

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Exhibition FREE

The Philatelic Exhibition

Monday to Sunday

Discover some of the rarest and most significant stamps from one of the world's greatest collections

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Exhibition FREE

In Search of Frankenstein: Photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

13 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

13 April – 1 July


Karl and Eleanor Marx

Monday to Sunday

1 May – 5 August

Events at the Library


Bookbinding Masterclass

Be inspired by the huge range of books in our collection at this creative masterclass

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Other events

Talks and Discussions

Black Lives Matter in the US and UK Today: An Activist Panel

Challenging State Violence Through Activism, Solidarity and Coalitions

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Talks and Discussions

Windrush Women: Past and Present

An evening of poetry and readings inspired by the lives of female writers from the Windrush era

Talks and Discussions

Tim Winton: The Shepherd's Hut

A story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship, by one of Australia's greatest contemporary writers


Summer Scholars: Transatlantic Christmas Traditions

Explore the origins of Christmas

Tours of the Library

Building tour

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

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price and special offers in our on-site restaurant and cafés