Writing: Making Your Mark

Open until 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

Book now Members go free
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

Coming soon

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

7 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of Leonardo through his extraordinary notebooks

Events at the Library


Wiki-Food and Mostly Women

Spend a day diversifying Wikipedia's food-related topics

Other events

Talks and Discussions

The Poet and Suleika: A West-Eastern Dialogue in Poetry and Music

An evening of poetry and music to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan

This event has taken place
Special Event

Planted: Chantelle Nicholson

Find out how, and why, to embrace plant-based ingredients

This event has taken place
Talks and Discussions

The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan

Three globetrotters, three countries, and many, many stories to tell

This event has taken place

History of Cookery Books

Explore the history of cookery books from the 18th century to the present day

Sold out

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Building tour

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

Conservation studio tour

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

Windrush Sound Tours

Join a curated sound tour to mark Windrush Day

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price