Exhibition

Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

21 Oct 2022 - 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Florence Nightingale and Gandhi. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.

Upcoming events

At the Library and online

The PEN Pinter Prize 2022: Malorie Blackman

The annual award for freedom of expression in literature.

Other events

At the Library

Polari Prize shortlist showcase

Writers shortlisted for the UK’s only LGBTQ+ book awards showcase their work.

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Online Course

Learn Live: Old English for Beginners

An introduction to the study of Old English.

Limited places
At the Library

Hidden Libraries as Landscapes of Resistance and Survival

A conversation about the history of libraries, lives and narratives in European cityscapes of the Holocaust.

Limited places
At the Library

Playing with Sound CPD (At the Library)

Join us to explore, debate and play as we share how we have been opening up our Sound Archive to children under 5 and their families.

Limited places

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, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit