British Library expansion

The British Library is to build an extension to its London site.

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The British Library’s Living Knowledge vision includes plans to develop a 2.8-acre site to the north of its existing building and further establishing the library in what is becoming known as the Knowledge Quarter of London. Plans for the site include:

  • exhibition spaces – enabling wider public access to collections
  • facilities for learners – allowing expanded programmes for schools, communities and the public
  • improved public areas – improved accessibility and more study places and seating
  • a new entrance
  • more space – providing a permanent home for research organisations and institutions
  • a permanent home for the Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national centre for data science

For more information on the Vision, see this webpage.

The British Library’s vision project is introduced in this (long!) video featuring former Internet Librarian International keynoter and BL’s Chief Executive Roly Keating.