British Library St Pancras is the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century. The basements extend to a depth of 24.5 metres. A total floor area of over 112,000 sq metres spread over 14 floors – 9 above ground, 5 below. 10 million bricks and 180,000 tonnes of concrete were needed to complete the building.
In this photo you can find two book readers and three e-book readers (one tablet and two notebook readers).
Cinco pessoas a ler livros na Biblioteca Britânica (Biblioteca Nacional do Reino Unido, em Londres) – duas a ler livros em papel e três a ler e-books (em computadores portáteis e numa tablet).
The King’s Library was a royal collection of books created by King George III and donated to the [UK] nation. A gallery, named after the collection, was built at the British Museum in 1827 to house them. In 1997 the books were transferred to their new home in the King’s Library Tower in the new British Library building at St Pancras, London. The books currently occupying the cases in the King’s Library are on long term loan from the House of Commons library.
Biblioteca Britânica – Biblioteca Nacional do Reino Unido (Londres)