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British Library (London)

The British Library is a combination of library and museum in London.

It is situated on Euston Road at the junction with Oussulston Street, close to St. Pancras Station.

The British Library was established in 1973, to include the collection hitherto housed in the British Museum, and plans were made to move to St. Pancras.

However, there were considerable delays, and it was not until 1997 that the Library opened. The architect was Colin St. John Wilson.

The site had formerly housed a goods depot.

In the forecourt is a statue based on an illustration by William Blake, and there is a bookshop and cafe.

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