Exhibition

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

8 Oct 2021 - 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit the Treasures Gallery. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Exhibition FREE

Khadija Saye: in this space we breathe

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit Khadijia Saye: in this space we breathe. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Exhibition

Paddington: The Story of a Bear

9 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Join Paddington on a new adventure at the British Library this summer.

Events at the Library

Online

We Have a Dream: BirdGirl and Friends

Meet the global generation campaigning for climate justice, with Mya-Rose Craig AKA BirdGirl

Other events

Online

Small Bodies of Water: Nina Mingya Powles in Conversation

The winner of the Nan Shepherd Prize for underrepresented voices in nature writing, discusses her breakthrough book with Kerri ní Dochartaigh

At the Library and online

JLF London - Afghanistan: The Unravelling

At the Library and online

JLF London: The Essential Elif Shafak and Tahmima Anam

Authors Elif Shafak and Tahmima Anam share their work

Discussion

Paddington: The Bear and his Story

A celebration with special guests R. W. Alley, Hugh Bonneville and Karen Jankel.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action