The British Library


"We are the national library of the United Kingdom and give access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. We provide information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities. Our collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation. We keep the nation’s archive of printed and digital publications, adding around three million new items to our collection every year."
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

The British Library The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, London, NW1 2DB
Phone: 0330 333 1144

Standing and Queueing

Seating is available in the exhibitions. There are folding stools in PACCAR and the Treasure Gallery.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access in the exhibition gallery with step ramps, lifts and escalators.
Most events are held in the library's Knowledge Centre, which has a lift.
There are step-free routes into the Library Room from Euston Road, Midland Road and Ossulston Street.
There are 9 wheelchairs available to hire and must be booked at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
There is lift access to all floors.
There is full wheelchair access in the Reading Rooms.

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Short Distances

Short distance
There are 7 accessible parking spaces available next to the Ossulston Street entrance, which is approximately 100m from the main entrance.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are accessible toilets on all floors of the library.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs are welcome in the building.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
There are concessions for disabled visitors for ticketed exhibitions with free companion tickets for carers.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Large print guides are available at the information desk and in the galleries.
Text-to-Speech software is available to use in the Reading Rooms.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Some behind-the-scenes Conservation Studio Tours will be assisted by a sign language interpreter.

Hearing induction loops are fitted at all library information and enquiry desks.

There are facilities and equipment in the Reading Rooms for people who have a hearing impairment.