The British Library: Driving Growth Through Knowledge

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As a world-leading research institution and steward of the UK’s cultural heritage, the British Library provides knowledge, inspiration and enjoyment for all.

Explore these pages to find out more about how the British Library drives the economy, or download the full Driving Growth Through Knowledge booklet.

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Driving Value for Money

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The British Library is focused on delivering the best return to the taxpayer from the public funding it receives, while generating additional revenue from philanthropic sources and commercial services. It has an outstanding record of efficiency and innovative thinking and can demonstrate that it creates significant economic value for users and the wider economy.

Driving Research

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We provide unparalleled resources for research and higher education, and our digital initiatives are transforming how researchers can use our collection. We also campaign on reforming copyright law to create better conditions for researchers.

Driving Cultural Value

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Our collections are an unrivalled record of the UK’s cultural heritage. Our cultural and learning programme reaches thousands of people every year, and our international partnerships share our unique resources worldwide.

Driving Business Innovation

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We provide free information and expert advice for entrepreneurs and SMEs through our popular Business and IP Centre. Our Document Supply Service delivers scientific and business information to organisations around the world.


Policy Contacts

Susan Adams
Head of Advocacy
+ 44 (0) 20 7412 7237

Tom Johnson
Advocacy Officer
+ 44 (0) 20 7412 7115

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