The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom
and one of the world's greatest libraries. Our magnificent headquarters at St Pancras, London NW1, is a vibrant public space open seven days a week.
Our new major exhibition, Sacred, is now open. Admission is free, by timed ticket. You can now book online at no charge.
Tim Campbell gives a video introduction to the Library and what it offers to visitors and researchers.
Everyone is welcome at our exhibition galleries, bookshop, restaurant and café. There is also a lively events programme. The building contains a large number of works of art by famous artists such as Antony Gormley, Bill Woodrow and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Monday 09.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 20.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 18.00
Thursday 09.30 - 18.00
Friday 09.30 - 18.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
English public holidays 11.00 - 17.00
The Library also has major sites at Colindale in North London (British Library Newspapers) and Boston Spa in Yorkshire.