Exhibition FREE

The Eccles Centre for American Studies: A 25th Anniversary Celebration in Portraits

15 Sep 2017 - 8 Apr 2018

An exhibition of portraits by Ander McIntyre

Exhibition FREE

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

6 Oct 2017 - 13 May 2018

A free exhibition

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Coming soon

James Cook: The Voyages

27 Apr 2018 - 28 Aug 2018

Explore original maps, artworks and journals from the voyages

Events at the Library

In Conversation

Inspiring Entrepreneurs - in conversation with Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square, discusses current tech trends, economic empowerment and the digital future for small businesses

Limited places

Other events

In Conversation

Sangeeta Datta in conversation on Rituparno Ghosh

Explore the rapidly evolving Bengali film industry and how Ghosh honours womanhood in his work

In Conversation

Olga Tokarczuk: An Evening with Poland's Best

A Polish household name on the British Library stage


Brian Eno: Music for Installations

A special audio playback and conversation with Brian Eno

Sold out
Family Activity

Wondrous Libraries!

A creative workshop for families

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

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

Groups and tours

Book a group tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery.