About Us

The Learning Team engages learners of all ages with the British Library’s collection, expertise and values through a creative and inclusive programme delivered onsite, regionally and online.

The aims of the Learning programme are to:

  • Support formal and informal learning in the UK
  • Focus on developing skills for learning, particularly those in research, critical thinking, visual, verbal and information literacy and creativity
  • Support key subjects such as English Language and Literature, History, Art and Design, Citizenship and Religious Education, and increase our support for science, social science and business
  • Introduce new, younger and more diverse audiences to the British Library, inspiring the Readers and researchers of the future
  • Position the Library as a centre for best practice for research skills, information literacy and source-based learning both online and onsite
  • Promote lifelong learning through an inclusive programme geared towards learners of all ages and abilities

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