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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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
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

Workshop

Wiki-Food and Mostly Women

Spend a day diversifying Wikipedia's food-related topics

Other events

Special Event

Writing: Making Your Mark Audio Description Tour

For visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Berlioz and London

Explore Berlioz’s relationship with a city that was close to his heart

Course

Expressive Writing and Calligraphy

Experiment with letter-forms and mark-making

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Recipes for Success

Hear from the founders of the food sector’s tastiest business success stories

Tours of the Library

Building tour

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

Treasures tour

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

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