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The British Library
Situated conveniently between King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston, the British Library is an ideal venue for a wide variety of events as the UK's national library. Read More


The British Library's purpose-built, state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre offers exceptional and flexible facilities for meetings, conferences, lectures, private screenings and much more.

The space benefits from a theatre (255 pax) and a large central foyer for networking and receptions, as well as four smaller stand-alone event spaces.

Evening receptions, dinners and networking events for up to 200 guests can be held in our beautiful King's Library Gallery, showcasing King George III's impressive collection.

The Terrace Restaurant with its stunning outdoor, rooftop terrace is perfect for summer events.

The British Library also has an executive Boardroom suite, offering an impressive, traditional boardroom for board meetings, presentations and dinners. This is alongside smaller rooms to suit meetings for as few as two guests.

Meeting room layouts

Room Style Capacity
  Reception 32
  Boardroom 32
  Dinner Dance 32
Bronte Room
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 36
  Classroom 24
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 28
  U Shape 22
Bronte Room A
  Theatre 30
  Cabaret 18
  Classroom 18
  Reception 30
  Boardroom 14
  U Shape 12
Bronte Room B
  Theatre 20
  Cabaret 15
  Classroom 12
  Reception 25
  Boardroom 14
  U Shape 10
Chaucer Room
  Theatre 50
  Cabaret 30
  Classroom 20
  Reception 50
  Boardroom 20
  U Shape 20
Dickens Room
  Theatre 25
  Cabaret 18
  Classroom 16
  Reception 25
  Boardroom 16
  U Shape 10
Eliot Room
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 36
  Classroom 24
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 24
  U Shape 20
  Reception 255
King's Library Gallery
  Banqueting 80
  Reception 150
  Dinner Dance 80
Terrace Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace
  Banqueting 120
  Reception 200
  Dinner Dance 200
Burney Room
  Boardroom 8
Cotton Room
  Boardroom 12
Harley Room
  Boardroom 12
Sloane Room
  Boardroom 4
Knowledge Centre Theatre
  Theatre 255

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Wheelchair spaces available in auditorium
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Automatic doors
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Temporary ramps available
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Some toilets with handrails
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Sign language used
Visual alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff disability awareness trained
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Business centre
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Guest lounge
Secure cycle storage
Payment Facilities
Free entry

Venue details and map

British Library

96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7041