Opportunities for Students

In addition to our Workshops and Tours we also offer onsite projects and conferences for students.

Student Placements

Each year the British Library offers a number of short, unpaid work opportunities to school students looking for a work experience placement as part of their curriculum. Placements are available in a number of work areas of the Library but applications are to the placement programme, rather than to individual areas. However we will try to place applicants in areas that relate to their academic studies, interests or future plans; the application process gives you an opportunity to tell us about these.

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Current and Past Projects

YBL: the British Library's Youth Forum

YBL: the British Library's Youth Forum

Updates and information from the British Library's Youth Forum.


Digital Pathways: Newcastle and Norwich

Information about our digital research workshop with libraries in Newcastle and Norwich.


Writing Britain: Regional Programme

Information about our work with four regional libraries on the Writing Britain project.

Writing Britain: Leeds

Writing Britain: Leeds

A short spoken word film developed by a group of young people from Leeds.

Writing London

Writing London

Writing London, created by young people living in supported accommodation learning centres, is a display of photography and creative writing exploring London.

Campaign! Make an Impact

Campaign! Make an Impact

Campaign! Make an Impact is an innovative initiative that uses history to inspire young people into active citizenship.

The Book Job

Young Researchers

Young Researchers projects give young people aged 16 to 19 the opportunity to work with the British Library on a project themed around the current exhibition.


Past Conferences

Find out more about past conferences and other events for students.