Are you looking for the ideal present for the aero enthusiast in your life? If you are, the National Aerospace Library (NAL) might have the answer.

The NAL has teamed up with the Mary Evans Picture Library to bring you Prints Online. With a few easy clicks you can view nearly 13,000 images from the NAL’s image collection and order your favourite as a framed print, poster or even a pencil case.  Or to while away the holiday, you can even entertain your friends with a jigsaw puzzle created from the print of your choice.

Posters, Prints, Mugs or Jigsaws

With nearly ten thousand images, you are spoilt for choice. As well as photos of famous aircraft such as Concorde or the Spitfire, you can order  more specialist images such as the interior of a Curtiss Hawk fuselage, a view of the Scottish Aviation Bulldog production line or the inside of a Graf Zeppelin II LZ 130.

Some of the most beautiful images come from our selection of early twentieth century air display posters and magazine covers and early ballooning lithographs.

Part of the proceeds from all orders goes to the Royal Aeronautical Society to help our work advancing the aeronautical arts, sciences and engineering as well as caring for and conserving the material in the National Aerospace Library.

If you can’t quite find the image you are after, the NAL librarians can search their collection of images and find the one you are looking for.  Please contact us for prices and to arrange a search.

If you want something more personal, have you thought about our Adopt-a-Book scheme? Age and use takes its toll on our collection and a number of the older volumes are in a worn condition and require rebinding. A donation of around £35 can help restore a volume for future generations. Each donation is then recorded on the bookplate inside the particular rebound volume. Click here for more information.


National Aerospace Library
17 October 2014