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Opening hours

We are open to everyone, seven days a week

Food and drink

British Library cafes and restaurant

How to get to the Library

Transport information

Map of the building

Find your way about the British Library at St Pancras


You are welcome to take photographs (without a tripod) in the public areas of the building, except in our exhibitions spaces and Reading Rooms. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Luggage policy

The largest item you can bring into the building is the standard airline ‘carry on’ size, i.e. 56cm (h) X 45cm (w) X 25cm. You can bring two into the Library.

The Library is a proud member of the Museum Mile, a collection of free venues which provides a fascinating insight into London, past and present. From Euston Road to the River Thames, discover 13 of the city’s most extraordinary museums and galleries and their equally diverse collections.

Museum Mile Guide and Map - PDF

Route planner

Transport Direct: getting to the British Library

Our address is:

The British Library
96 Euston Road

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