The British Library is for YOU

The British Library is for YOU
Sunday 3 July
14:00-15:00 FREE
Bronte/ Bâ Room B, Drop -in

With Dr Marion Wallace, Lead Curator, African Collections, British Library

The British Library has extensive collections on Africa – published in Africa and all over the world. The Library is a great place to read novels, poems and plays by African writers. We have books in over 100 African languages. And if you’re researching pretty much any African subject we can offer you access to a huge variety of books, articles, newspapers, archives and maps, a wealth of sound recordings, and numerous electronic databases that aren’t available on the internet.

This drop-in session is for you if you’re new to our reading rooms, or if you already have a reader pass and would like to know more. Remember, you don’t need to be a student or expert to use the British Library. Our collections are for everyone.

The drop-in session is organised around the following slots:

2.00 – How to get a reader pass

2.10 – How to find out what’s in our collections

2.25 – More on books, newspapers, maps and electronic databases

2.45 – More on manuscripts, archives and audio-visual recordings

Image: British Library books and manuscripts on display at the ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ exhibition