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The National Library Of The United Kingdom

Set in the heart of Bloomsbury, the British Library houses one of the largest research collections in the world. It provides vital information services to a broad range of education, business and scientific communities.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the British Library.

What's it all about?

The British Library holds over 170 million artefacts from countless civilisations and eras throughout human history. The library also holds the UK’s largest collection of printed and digital publications.

It has everything from newspapers to sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. Whether you are researching or just curious about culturally significant events,  the inspiring exhibitions interpret these collections and bring stories to life.

Where is the British Library located?

96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there?

The British Library is located a short distance from our hotel. As you exit the main entrance turn left and walk along Cartwright Gardens. Take a left on Mabledon Place until you reach Euston Road. Cross Euston Road and turn right. The Library will be on your left down Ossulston Street.