British Library Sounds

Several features of British Library Sounds are currently unavailable, including Search, Case studies, Audio tools and Register. The collections of sounds are unaffected and remain available through the navigation in the left-hand column. We are working to resolve these problems as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.