Exhibition FREE

Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits

2 Dec 2016 - 21 May 2017

Happy 100th birthday Roald Dahl!

Coming soon
Exhibition

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

28 Apr 2017 - 29 Aug 2017

Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Canada Through the Lens

26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

Mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

2 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

Hear the stories of gay men and women

Events at the Library

Panel Discussion

Encore: The Phenomenon of the Second Novel

The pleasures and pitfalls of writing and reading fictional follow-ups

This event has taken place

Other events

Panel Discussion

The Writer in the Library

Finding inspiration with authors Tracy Chevalier, Romesh Gunesekera, Charlotte Mendelsohn and Stef Penney

Limited places
Panel Discussion

The Future of the Library

An evening of inspiring presentations on the role and possibilities of Libraries today and tomorrow

Family Activity FREE

Family Day: What is in a book?

Discover the magic and creative possibilities of books at this exciting day for all the family

In Conversation

Alberto Manguel: The Library at Night and Other Stories

The mysteries and pleasures of libraries, language and reading

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Group tours

Book a group tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery.