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Bask in the Knowledge

The British Library is an international institution of knowledge, housing over 100,000,000 individual items, ranging from books to journals to patents, to sound recordings. Chances are, if you're looking for information about something, whether it's the humanities, the sciences, or anything else, the British Library will probably have what you're looking for. On top of the heaps of information, the British Library also holds the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci's Nketchbook, the Lindisfarne Gospels, and even documents from The Beatles. So, if you're looking to bask in some serious knowledge, or just meander through some amazing, knowledge-saturated aisles,

At the British Library you can explore 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and much more. Find almost any information you you can imagine. Whether it's arts and humanities, sciences, or any other subject, you'll most likely be able to find heaps of information and know-how. The library's collection holds Magna Carta, the Lindisfarne Gospels, Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook, The Times first edition from 18 March 1788, Beatles manuscripts, and the recording of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia trial speech.

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