Digital Collections - Multimedia


A collection guide is available on the British Library site, also see the television and radio news collection guide.

Off the Map Asset Packs

A series of asset packs are available to support the Off the Map competitions on Wikimedia Commons.

Broadcast news

This service provides access to daily television and radio news programmes from seventeen channels (fifteen TV, two radio) broadcast in the UK since May 2010, recorded off-air by the British Library. The programmes will be almost instantly available, with new programmes available in our Reading Rooms within hours of broadcast. We currently record forty-six hours per day, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Al-Jazeera English, NHK World, CNN, France 24, Bloomberg, Russia Today and China's CCTV News. Many of the programmes come with subtitles, which we have made word-searchable, greatly enhancing Broadcast News as a research resource.

We have metadata available for 25,000 hours of recordings, if you require this in CSV format, please contact us.

Access Conditions

Although access to the content is available onsite only, we are very keen to get researchers to come up with innovative ways to use this collection.

3D model of manuscripts Add. MS 4709 /1087

3D models of manuscripts and

Access Conditions