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

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.

Other events

At the Library and online

Africa Writes: Kwame Dawes and Claudia Rankine in conversation

Poets Kwame Dawes and Claudia Rankine close this year’s festival with an exploration of its theme ‘Intangible Heritage’.

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Reading Room Support FREE

Help for new Readers

Help for new Readers on how to find and see items in our collection.

Yorkshire Event FREE

On the Brontës: Tracy Chevalier in Conversation with Dr Katy Mullin

Acclaimed novelist Tracy Chevalier and the University of Leeds’ Dr Katy Mullin in conversation about the Becoming the Brontës exhibition in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.


Conservation Studio Tour

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

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.