The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is also the world’s largest library in terms of total number of items it houses, holding over 150 million items in all known languages The Library’s collections include around 14 million books and a substantial amount of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC. In 2005, the British Library received a grant of £1million to change two of its reading rooms into the Business & IP Centre. The Centre was opened in March 2006 and is probably the most extensive collection of business and intellectual property material in the UK.
The British Library also houses a state of the art conference centre, accommodating conferences, product launches, lectures. The conference room can accommodate up to 255 delegates, and has full onsite technical experts. In addition there are 5 other meeting rooms available, which can accommodate anything from 8-80 delegates. All the rooms have natural daylight, electronic blackout blinds, climate control and sound proofing.