Frequently asked questions

Where can I visit the Fantasy: Realms of Imagination exhibition?

Set out on a legendary quest through the impossible worlds of fantasy.

For centuries readers have escaped their everyday lives and journeyed into new worlds filled with magic and adventure, incredible mythical creatures, and heroes and villains that speak to our greatest dreams and fears. From ancient folk tales and fairy stories, gothic horror and weird fiction, to live action role-playing games, fantasy is a rich genre filled with magical worlds imagined by writers, artists and creators that has had an enduring, global impact.

Libraries play a special role in the canon of fantasy literature, providing portals to other realms, containing magical texts that help heroes on their quests and of course the librarians that help the characters navigate wondrous lands and the strange creatures they contain.

At libraries in the Living Knowledge Network readers will be able to discover special content that will help bring the iconic characters and worlds of the genre to life as their local library transforms into a fantastical realm of its own.

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination is taking place in our partner libraries across the UK from . See below for information on our partners and exhibition locations:

  • Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen Central Library
  • BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole)
    • Kinson Library ()
    • Bournemouth Library ()
    • Christchurch Library ()
    • Broadstone Library ()
  • Birmingham
    • Library of Birmingham
  • Bristol
    • Bristol Central Library
  • Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge Central Library ()
    • Ely Library ()
    • Huntingdon Library ()
  • Camden
    • Swiss Cottage Library ()
    • Kilburn Library ()
    • Pancras Square Library ()
    • Holborn Library ()
    • Kentish Town Library ()
  • Coventry
    • Coventry Central Library
  • Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Central Library
  • Glasgow (Glasgow Life)
    • The Mitchell Library
  • Hampshire
    • Farnborough Library
    • Basingstoke Discovery Centre
    • Aldershot Library
    • Hythe Library
    • Chandler’s Ford Library
    • Gosport Discovery Centre
  • Hull (Hull Culture and Leisure)
    • Hull Central Library
  • Jersey
    • Jersey Library
  • Kent
    • Ashford Library ()
    • Deal Library ()
    • Sevenoaks Library ()
    • Dartford Library ()
    • Hythe Library ()
  • Kirklees
    • Cleckheaton Library
    • Dewsbury Library
  • Leeds
    • Chapel Allerton
  • Libraries Unlimited
    • Exeter Central Library
  • Libraries Northern Ireland
    • Carrickfergus Library ()
  • Liverpool
    • Liverpool Central Library
  • Manchester
    • Manchester Central Library
  • Newcastle
    • Newcastle City Library
  • Norfolk
    • Norwich Millenium Library ()
    • Norfolk Heritage Centre ()
    • Great Yarmouth Library ()
  • Nottinghamshire (Inspire)
    • Nottinghamshire Archives
    • Worksop Library
    • Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library
  • Plymouth
    • Plymouth Central Library ()
    • Plympton Library ()
    • Southway Library ()
    • Plymstock Library ()
  • Reading
    • Reading Central Library
  • Sheffield
    • Sheffield Central Library
  • Suffolk
    • Lowestoft Library
    • Ipswich Library
  • Surrey
    • Guildford Library ()
    • Horley Library ()
    • Dittons Library ()
    • Chertsey Library ()
  • Wakefield
    • Wakefield Library ()
    • Pontefract Library ()
  • Warwickshire
    • Rugby Library ()
    • Leamington Library ()
    • Nuneaton Library ()
    • Stratford Library ()
    • Atherstone Library ()
    • Warwick Library ()
    • Bedworth Library ()
    • Kenilworth Library ()
  • Worcestershire
    • Evesham Library ()
    • Malvern Library ()
    • Redditch Library ()
    • Bromsgrove Library ()
    • Kidderminster Library ()
    • The Hive, Worcester ()

What is the Living Knowledge Network?

The Living Knowledge Network is a partnership between public and national libraries in the UK, created by the British Library. Together we celebrate libraries and create memorable experiences. On this website you can watch our specially-curated live events, so you can get a front-row seat for free no matter where you live. You can also explore content created by Living Knowledge Network libraries.

You can find out more about the network at

How can I watch your events?

Our live screening events are returning in-person to our partner libraries as well as continuing online. Check our partner libraries' websites and social media for more information on attending upcoming live screening events in person.

You can view all our events on for free. There is no need to register, at the time of the event simply come to this website and enjoy.

To stream a video we would recommend an internet connection of at least 1mbps.

How can I find out about upcoming live events?

You can find our calendar of upcoming events on our homepage using the ‘Filter Events’ option and choosing ‘Upcoming’

If you want to be the first to know about our upcoming events you can also follow us on Twitter at @LKN_Libraries

Are previous events available to watch online?

Yes. You can find our previous live-streamed events on our homepage using the ‘Filter Events’ option and choosing ‘On-demand’. Not all of our upcoming live events will be immediately available in the archive, so be sure to tune in so you don’t miss out.

Parental discretion is advised when using the website as there is a range of content viewable. You can find content warnings in the description of the videos as a guide.

Can I ask questions during your events?

You can submit your questions by using the 'Ask a Question' form under the event you are watching. You can also join in the conversation and ask a question on Twitter by tagging us at @LKN_Libraries

What is the feedback form? What is it used for?

It is important to us that the events we create are what you would like to see. You can give us feedback through the 'Leave Feedback' button next to each video description. Any information and comments you give us helps us to continue to improve our programme and your experience. All feedback is anonymous.

Do your videos have subtitles?

We endeavour to provide live captioning for our live events online. You can turn these on with the ‘CC’ button in the player window. Subtitles are available on all our videos. If you think subtitles are missing from any of our videos, or would like to discuss any other access needs, please email

How can I support your work?

If you would like to support the Living Knowledge Network you can make a donation at, selecting Living Knowledge Network in the drop-down box.

If you have watched one of our events please let us know what you thought through the 'Leave Feedback' button and follow us on Twitter.

Are there any other British Library events?

Yes. Please visit the British Library What's On page to see the full list of current British Library events available.