As one of the world’s greatest research libraries, the British Library’s collections and expertise are used daily by authors, scientists, TV and film producers, businesses, genealogists and academics.

The British Library is a place of knowledge and inspiration, encouragement and engagement, enabling people to create new ideas and new works about culture, society and commerce.

The British Library welcome learners of all ages, from school students and teachers to families and community groups. Their collection – filled with treasures including ancient manuscripts, world maps, historic newspapers, music recordings, and contemporary photographs – is at the heart of their unique learning programme which offers a range of opportunities to explore, connect and interact both onsite, online and nationally.