Building Tour Dates and Times

Building Tour

Weekly: Fridays and Sundays, 14:00

Have you ever noticed that our iconic building looks like a ship? Or wondered what it takes to store, access and deliver the 13 million books in our collection to Readers?

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library where you’ll visit our viewing gallery, book handling room, Reading Rooms and more. You’ll be guided by our knowledgeable, passionate Library staff who will share the Library’s unique quirks.

Tours last approximately 60 minutes and leave from the Information Desk.
If you would like to book a private tour for your group, this can be arranged to suit you. Private tours are charged at £125.00 per group (maximum 15 individuals, incl. VAT) and are available Monday – Friday. Email to book.

Can’t get enough? Why not try our Treasures of the British Library Tour as well.