Information for Solicitors

If you are a solicitor preparing a Will for someone else, or you are speaking to your Solicitor about leaving a gift to the Library in your Will, you will need to give them the following information to ensure your gift reaches us:

Charitable Status of the Library

The Library is an exempt Charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. This means that we do not have a charity number. However, a gift to us still attracts the same tax benefits as to any other Charity.

Details of the British Library

The British Library

96 Euston Road



If you have any questions about leaving a legacy or would like to direct your gift to a certain part of the Library, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7412 7141 or email