British Library Images Online

Find and buy pictures from our unique collections

What we offer

Images Online gives you instant access to thousands of the greatest images from the British Library's vast collections. You will have access to all the Library’s "Treasures" including:

  • Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground [in Wonderland]
  • Sultan Baybars' Qur'an,
  • The Lindisfarne Gospels
  • The Golden Haggadah.

You will also see some beautifully decorated Manuscripts and Rare Books. Captivating watercolours from Asia, subtle ornate details in Illuminations; intriguing maps and landscapes from journeys across the world.

Image Quality

All images purchased for download are high-resolution JPEGs at 300PPI in the Adobe RGB (1998) colour space.

Every image supplied contains IPTC metadata for credit and copyright purposes, including British Library shelfmarks.

We are able to supply high-resolution TIFFs if needed, please contact us for details.

Free download

Please note that all images on Images Online are available to download as JPEGs free of charge at dimensions of 2000px (long-side) at 300 PPI. This is sufficient quality to print up to A5. Please use the Free Download option in the drop-down menu when selecting images. Any images downloaded this way are free to use without restriction.

Culturally Sensitive Images

For reasons of history - cultural, imperial and mercantile - our collection is one of the most international of its kind anywhere in the world, with items reflecting all major languages groups and faiths.  The images produced were in different locations, at different times, and in different historical moments.

Inevitably, items in the collections reflect the approaches to research at the time when they were produced and attitudes of those who created them.  Users should be aware that some of the representations of people or cultures are offensive by today's standards and that others were also controversial at the time of their creation.

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