The British Library is the National Library of the United Kingdom. From Magna Carta to Jane Austen’s notebooks to Beatles’ lyrics, there are over 170 million collection items covering the written civilization of each era. The library is currently closed. But we always provide information so you can explore wherever you are with digital events, collections, and exhibitions.
Every year the British Library hosts a number of free and ticket exhibitions. Throughout the year, you can visit the Treasure Gallery – ‘Holy Grill for History Buffalo’ (time is running out). Unique items such as Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts and Ada Lovelace’s articles can be found here. Or you can access the sound collection. Being able to listen to some of the 7 million sounds in the library collection is a free experience. Explore feminist activism in 2020 and draw inspiration from the unfinished business and women who led the fight for women’s rights. Or you can find Hebrew manuscripts, a rare treasure trove that explores the relationship between Jews and their neighbors as far back as the 10th century.
The library also hosts live, changing programs on storytelling, footwork, delays, and family events inspired by its exhibitions and various collections.