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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world in terms of catalogued items. The library is a major research library, holding around 170 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats, both print, digital books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books plus substantial collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back to 2000 BC. The British Library is the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

The Plaza and the 'new' main buildings of the British Library

 

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The statue of William Shakespeare in the British Library and a poster for the 2015 exhibition about King John and Magna Carta

 

The staircases to the upper floors of the British Library

 

The painting '?' by '?' on the wall of the 'foyer' of the British Library.

 

The statue of Sir Isaac NEWTON in the British Library 'Plaza', by the sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi. The sculpture is partly based on the painting by William Blake.

 

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