Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Events at the Library

Members Event

Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word – Members and Supporters' Preview

Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages.

Limited places

Other events

Special Event FREE

How should we write Yorùbá?

Two online sessions on writing Yorùbá, a major language of West Africa, in the 21st century.

Talks and Discussions

Literature Matters: RSL 200 – Stephen Fry and Meera Syal

Join Stephen and Meera in conversation as they discuss the importance of writing in 2020 and beyond.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

We’re gradually reopening to keep everyone safe. We’re currently just open Tuesday – Saturday. Remember, pre-booking is essential.