Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents

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Exhibition FREE

Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age

Monday to Sunday

26 February – 12 May 2019

Exhibition FREE

The New Londoners

22 Mar 2019 - 7 Jul 2019

22 March – 7 July 2019

Coming soon

Imaginary Cities

5 Apr 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

Discover how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections

Coming soon

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

7 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists

Events at the Library

Study Day

Study Day: Exploring Diaries 1660 – 2019

Explore diaries in depth

Other events

Family Activity FREE

Family Takeover: Make and Create

Time to take over our Learning Centre with creative family fun

Talks and Discussions

Gothic Fiction: Sarah Perry in Conversation with Kate Mosse

What draws modern readers to gothic fiction?

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Viv Albertine and Tracey Thorn

Two women who made their names in music discuss their memoirs with Anita Sethi

Limited places

Theodore Roosevelt Island: A Most Unusual American Memorial

Discover the surprising history of America’s largest presidential memorial

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, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

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

Conservation studio tour with BSL interpreter

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

Windrush Sound Tours

Join a curated sound tour to mark Windrush Day

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price