Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

Open until 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of Leonardo through his extraordinary notebooks

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Exhibition FREE

The New Londoners

22 Mar 2019 - 4 Aug 2019

22 March – 4 August 2019

Exhibition FREE

Imaginary Cities

5 Apr 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

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


Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 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

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Moon Gazing: A Night of Lunar Explorations

Writers and space specialists on our relationship with the Moon

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Notes and Queeries: Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett in conversation with Jonathan Kemp

Limited places
Talks and Discussions FREE

Summer Scholars: Caribbean indigenous Histories / James Knight’s ‘History of Jamaica’

An Eccles Fellow and a Carnegie Scholar explore Caribbean histories

Talks and Discussions

Codex Talks: Nature's Magic Ingredient – Water

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see


Bullet Journal Masterclass

Combine writing with creativity and mindfulness

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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

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