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The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the most important research center in the whole world. This library contains over 150 million items among which 25 million items are books only. Other collections include huge number of manuscripts along with other historical items tracing back from 300 BC. March 2004 was the time of great achievement for the the British Library. At this time the library received around 11.2 million monograms and 41,500 regular serials. Except such great achievements each year this Library adds to its collection almost 3 million new items.

From the above mentioned statistics it is quite clear that the British Library is having a huge collection and cultural tradition. To understand the ancestry of the British Library it is very essential to hark back to its history. In comparison to other countries' national libraries the British Library was established much later. By the empowerment of the British Library Act,1972 this library was established in the year 1973. Before that it used to be a part of the famous British museum.

The reason behind the flourish of the library is that it receives almost every book that are published in United Kingdom. Apart from that it receives a lot number of foreign books that get distributed in the country. Moreover to make itself more enriched every year it purchases many books that gets published outside Britain.

This library is definitely has a great collection of manuscripts of the masters of literature, science and various forms of studies that enrich the resources of the people. Because of that reason the scholars of all over the world are coming to the British Library for enriching their research and thesis. Moreover being associated with such a prestigious institution is definitely a matter of pride for you.

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