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This page brings together publications relating to the structure of the Library, its organisation, and what we do.
1. Who we are and what we do
Roles and responsibilities
Details of the Executive Team of The British Library and the areas for which they are responsible can be found in the Annual Report.
From 1st October 2013 the Public Lending Right (PLR) became part of the British Library. Information about PLR can be found in the PLR Publication Scheme.
Follow these links to download datasets that give details of our Senior Staff and complement. Further details of how areas of responsibility within the organisation are structured are available in the governance page of our current Annual Report, and an online visualisation of our structure can be found on the data.gov website.
Trustees, management board members and senior staff
A list of members of the British Library Board.
Information about the status, membership and responsibilities of the British Library Board Committees: Board Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, 'Whistleblower', Construction Projects Committee and Investment Committee.
The Register of Interests of Board Members lists remunerated directorships, partnerships and trusteeships; remunerated employment or offices; registerable shareholdings; registerable interest in land or property; miscellaneous or unremunerated interests; other interests.
Our locations and public access arrangements
Opening times and address details of our various locations.
Our contact details
Contact details for The British Library.
The British Library owns no subsidiary bodies. For details of our various sites, see Locations above.
The British Library Act of 27 July 1972 established a national library for the United Kingdom.
The sponsoring government department of the British Library is the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Information about the history of the Library and its constituent parts.