Open until 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

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Exhibition FREE

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels

8 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020

A free, family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature

Events at the Library

Special Event

Christmas Shopping Evening

Get into the Christmas spirit

Other events


BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2019 Communicating the United States

A two-day conference exploring different representations and ideas of the USA

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Talks and Discussions

William Dalrymple: The Anarchy

A timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power

Family Activity FREE

Family Takeover: Make and Create

Time to take over our Learning Centre with creative family fun


Zen Calligraphy

Explore Zen calligraphy with your body and mind

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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

Buddhism exhibition audio-described tour

For visitors who are blind and partially-sighted

What You See is What You Hear

Join us for a site-specific sound tour of the British Library and hear about the ideas in some of the public art on display

Group visits to exhibitions

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