Coming soon
Exhibition

Buddhism

25 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Banned Books Week: John Osborne's Under Plain Cover

A reading and discussion of the 1962 play

Other events

Talks and Discussions

The Forgotten Women of the Bauhaus

Discover some of the most exciting artists of the 1920s avant-garde

Course

The Story of Maps

Explore the development of maps in Britain

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Talks and Discussions

Banned Books Week: Truly Uncensored? LGBTQ+ Young Adult Literature

The UK has no official censorship – but does that fact make us too complacent?

Limited places
Special Event

Omid Djalili: A Strange Bit of History

An enthralling and hilarious story of mystical experiences, astonishing claims, adventures and tragedies

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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 audio description

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