The British Library Reviews

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The British Library CEO Roley Keating
Roley Keating
3 Ratings

    Great People, slow work.

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at The British Library part-time (less than an year)


    The British Library has a lot of great, intelligent people and it is a very relaxed environment. It was a great learning opportunity for anyone who is interested in research or information management.


    The work is very slow and not at all demanding. There is hardly an opportunity to work with any large projects or teams much less manage them. The library also has a no reference policy for interns applying to future employers and they are never hiring which defeats the purpose of interning for someone looking for a job in the near future.

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    Please stop restructuring everything in the library, it has created an unstable work environment.

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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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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