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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It has a collection of over 170 million items, including books, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, newspapers, and other materials in a variety of languages and formats.

The library's collections cover a wide range of subjects, including literature, history, science, and the arts, and are an invaluable resource for researchers, students, and the general public. The library is open to the public (free entry) and offers a range of services, including access to its collections, exhibitions, events, and educational resources.

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Open hours today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • June 23, 2024 6:31 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

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