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Exhibits of the British Library

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Exhibits of the British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the most extensive library in the world. As a legal deposit library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK. The British Library holds over 170 million items from many countries.

The Library’s collections include substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. Before 1973, the Library was part of the British Museum. The Library is now located in a purpose-built building on Euston Road in St Pancras, London.

Exhibits of the British Library

  • Devimahatmya, Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire by Charles Alban Buckler
  • Suttee by James Atkinson
  • Squirrel and Common Palm Civet – History of Sumatra (1784-1808)
  • Quotes about Libraries

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“How often have I said that when you have excluded the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Sherlock Holmes

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