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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.

We have many books, but we have so much more. Our London and Yorkshire sites have everything from newspapers to sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. Our inspiring exhibitions interpret these collections and bring their stories to the public.

As times continue to be uncertain we have decided to continue sending our family emails full of digital activities for the whole family to enjoy in the hope that they may bring some respite.

This month, as school has begun and everyone is getting back into old routines we thought it would be nice to provide some activities to help families relax after a long day. Please find below a range of storytelling videos great for the whole family.

Need a Breather

Family Activities currently ongoing at British Library:

Discovering Children's Books:

Sensory Activities:

Who to contact

0330 333 1144

Where to go

British Library
96 Euston Road
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