Exhibition

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

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Imaginary Cities

5 Apr 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

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

Exhibition

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

Members Event

Members' Week: Tai Chi on the Piazza

Exclusively for British Library Members

Other events

Conference

Manga Symposium

What is Manga? Exploring Japanese manga and visual narratives.

Members Event

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion Curator Introduction

A special insight into how Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion came together

Members Event

Members' Week: Tai Chi on the Piazza

Exclusively for British Library Members

Talks and Discussions

Gardeners' Question Time at the British Library

The celebrated panel of gardening experts tackle questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts

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

Conservation studio tour with BSL interpreter

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