The details of the Library`s funding and management agreement with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport The British Library are the National Library of the United Kingdom, established in 1973 and governed by the British Library Act. The library`s role is to “make our spiritual heritage accessible to all, to research, inspiration and pleasure.” The British Library`s funding and management agreement with the DCMS Register for Public Lending Right (PLR) for payment of payments each time a public library borrows a copy of your work. The British Library is the National Library of the United Kingdom and one of the largest research libraries in the world. It provides world-class information services to the academic, commercial, scientific and scientific communities and provides unprecedented access to the world`s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The library`s collection has grown over 250 years and exceeds 150 million individuals representing each period of written civilization and includes books, magazines, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library site – www.bl.uk – each year, where they can see up to 4 million digitised collections and more than 40 million pages. The British Library, Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan UK will continue to work closely with the local town of Somers Town and the largest Camden community to design and guide development. In collaboration with Global Generation, they will open The Story Garden, a temporary community garden, this spring. The garden will provide the municipality with vital green spaces and will remain on site until the work begins. Charles Walford of SMBL Developments Limited said: “We are pleased to have taken this important step in the proposals to make this exciting vision for the British Library a reality. It is an innovative partnership that aims to provide the library with new cultural facilities while providing commercial spaces to preserve the long-term future of the knowledge district. We look forward to concluding our agreements with TfL and then continuing to work with key stakeholders, including the London Borough of Camden and local communities. The British Library and SMBL are also working closely with Transport for London to ensure that the infrastructure needed for Crossrail 2 can be installed as part of the new development.
The proposed evolution is contingent on the agreement reached and the approval of the planning. Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: “The British Library is a world-class cultural and intellectual institution. From the Magna Carta to the Beatles` manuscripts, she acts as the guardian of our written and spoken heritage and presents it to the world through its international programs. “This agreement will help the British Library build on its existing world-class exhibitions, create more and better facilities for learners, and create exciting new public spaces.” Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, said: “This is great news for London and will help strengthen the capital`s reputation as the leading centre for groundbreaking scientific research and innovation.