British Library

A collection of images curated from over 150 million items.

The British Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. The library holds over 150 million items, including maps, rare books, illustrations, paintings and photographs. The British Library prints website features the most popular images from the British Library’s archives, from iconic documents such as the Magna Carta to 20th century photographs by Fay Godwin.

Using our e-commerce platform, the library allows online visitors to order customised versions of these prints. Visitors first select their choice of image then customise the finish in terms of the paper, size and frame. We print and fulfil each individual order, delivering prints direct to the customer’s home.