The British Library Reviews

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The British Library CEO Roley Keating
Roley Keating
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    A fascinating place to work

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    I have been working at The British Library full-time for more than 10 years


    This is one of the world's greatest cultural heritage institutions, the collects are amazing and they are fantastic to work with. Really interesting projects in the digital library space.


    The current economic climate is affecting the Library badly with it being down sized which is affecting morale. Can be very bureaucratic and it does take a long time for things to get done / approved.

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days - interviewed at The British Library.

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    First impression did not seem to fit my personal preferences.

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
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Where else would J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series share shelf space with the first edition of The Canterbury Tales? The British Library houses the UK's national collection of books and music, as does the Library of Congress in the US. Its collection of more than 150 million items includes a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, as well as many rare and historic works. The British Library was created by Act of Parliament in 1972, which combined several national archives under a single administration. The library is funded by the Department of Culture... More

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