Sponsorship and brand opportunities

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Great minds come together at the British Library, including tomorrow’s leaders and opinion makers. Our place is the place to meet, to work, and best of all, to be inspired.

To find out about opportunities to sponsor our forthcoming exhibitions, contact:

Alex Michaels
T +44 (0)20 7412 7301

Partnerships are vital to our work. From enabling our award-winning exhibitions to reach wider and diverse audiences, to enhancing our learning opportunities for young people, we value our company relationships.

  • Ranked among the great libraries of the world, the British Library's treasures span almost three millennia and come from all the continents of the world. Every day, thousands of researchers, visitors and school groups access our 150 million items, in our Reading Rooms and digitally.
  • There are a variety of ways your organisation can support our work and we ensure that each partnership is tailored to get the right fit for your business, marketing or corporate responsibility objectives.

Exhibition sponsorship
Our exhibitions seek to challenge, inform, entertain and inspire visitors. Each year we present two major temporary exhibitions in our main gallery as well as staging a variety of themed events and displays. Our visitor numbers are increasing and 94% of our audience is ABC1 and 44% is aged between 35 and 50 years of age.

Partnership benefits
We offer a range of opportunities which can be tailored to business needs. These range from highly visible branding on marketing and publicity material, to inspirational employee and community engagement programmes.

Become a Corporate Member
The support of Corporate Members help us achieve our aim of sharing ‘the world’s knowledge’. In return we offer your organisation privileged access to our breathtaking collections affording the opportunity to impress clients, involve employees and community partners.

Tailor-made 'Show & Tells'
Our Corporate Members can enjoy behind-the-scenes access to our treasures, and the use of the Library’s elegant interiors to entertain guests. From ancient sacred texts to the jottings of the world’s greatest and contemporary writers, our expert curators will host a themed display to inspire and delight your guests. Whatever your interest - from books and manuscripts to paintings, porcelain, furniture and other ephemera from every culture around the world - we can help you.