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BRITISH LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP: A GIFT THAT GIVES BACK -Help to conserve the British Library’s collections for future generations by treating your loved ones to at truly special Christmas gift.

This Christmas, support The British Library by giving your loved ones a gift that is sure to create lasting memories during and beyond the festive season, available from just £80 per year from*. The annual membership scheme allows individuals to experience everything the Library has to offer, from five-star exhibitions to high-profile talks and events, alongside a wide range of other exciting benefits. Showcasing brilliant literary, historical, scientific and artistic works from all over the globe and every age of written civilisation, Europe’s largest library holds over 150 million items and boasts historical pieces dating back as far as 2000 BC. ‘A Member of the British Library is a Member of the most inclusive club in the world’ Stephen Fry

With something for everyone, the British Library is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches, the world famed Magna Carta and more. By purchasing membership, visitors can also have access to unique exhibitions such as the ‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word War’ exhibition taking place 19th October 2018 – 12th February 2019 and the upcoming ‘Writing: Making Your Mark’ exhibition, which is taking place 26th April - 29th August 2019. British Library members will also have access to a range of special events such as the ‘Conservation Demonstration’ which is taking place on 1st March 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Attendees at this one-of-a-kind event will be introduced to the fascinating world of the British Library Conservation team through practical demonstrations, and presentations. Members will gain an insight into the work carried out behind the scenes to protect one of the most significant library collections in the world. The benefits don’t end there, along with soaking up the fantastic culture and history presented at the Library, membership benefits also include access to the exclusive Members' Room - which doubles up as a work space for those looking for an inspiring alternative office to work, relax and meet people in, as well as entry for Members and friends to the Knowledge Centre Bar. Additionally, members can enjoy priority booking for the British Library’s exciting line up of talks and performances and are entitled to a 20% discount in the public restaurants, cafes and shops. Membership funds also help to provide the vital support that the British Library needs to be able to care for their amazing collections for generations to come. The full list of benefits includes: Free entry for you and a guest to British Library exhibitions Priority booking for the cultural events season Four free event tickets per year Exclusive access for you and a guest to the daytime Members’ Room, overlooking the King’s Library Entry for you and three guests to the Knowledge Centre Bar, with food and drink every weeknight from 18.00 – 22.00 Listings guides sent direct so you’re always up to date with what’s on 20% off in our public restaurants, cafés and shops For more information please visit: *Single membership starts at £80 per year. Joint membership, for two members, can also be purchased at £120 per year – both prices are for direct debit payments only. The prices will increase to £87/£127 respectively if payment is made by credit/debit card. To become a member please visit: A full schedule of events can be viewed here: The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.

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