The National Poetry Library

Entrance to the National Poetry Library, with the children's books on display

The National Poetry Library contains the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain and also stocks a representation of work from other countries. Based in Southbank Centre, London, it is free to join and anyone can visit, borrow materials and attend events. It also offers an enquiry service, a digital library of poetry magazines, free eloans and audiobooks, and a website listing poetry events.