Higher Education and Adult groups

We are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries from groups wishing to book our core workshops. We have some availability throughout the summer term although spaces are limited.

To speed up the process, we advise that group leaders complete a booking form and send it to learning@bl.uk rather than telephone as we are unable to check availability until we have received your form.

We offer a range of free tours and workshops for higher education and adult groups, which use our gallery spaces. Explore beautiful manuscripts, maps, sacred texts and treasures of the Library's collection.

To find out more about paid tours, including tours of the building and the Conservation Studios, please look on our What’s On page.

Treasures Tour

Treasures Gallery Tour

Free guided group tours of the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library

Digital Pathways workshop

Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways develops digital research skills through an enquiry-led session.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Designed for adults with learning disabilities, this session takes place in and around the public spaces, galleries and the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre.



Designed to support ESOL learners at entry levels E2, E3, L1 and L2, this creative workshop introduces participants to the British Library and our exciting collection of ‘treasures’ on display.