The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s largest libraries. Its collections include more than 150 million items, in over 400 languages including books, magazines, manuscripts, maps, music scores, newspapers, patents, databases, philatelic items, prints and drawings and sound recordings.

BL is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

http://www.bl.uk/