The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.
The British Library is a major research library, holding over items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats. Both print and 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, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC.
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