YBL: the British Library's Youth Forum

We are YBL: The British Library’s Youth Forum, a group of 16-21 year olds from across the country who meet once a fortnight to discuss the place of young people in the library. Our aim is to get more young people aware of the resources available in the library, and encourage them to become active members of the library’s community. We also wish to bring awareness of the inspiring work and the potential of young people and how the British Library can harness that talent.

Past projects

  • In November 2013 we undertook an extensive survey to help us understand how young people would like us to improve the British Library for them
  • A Space to Study: a study day for young people held on 14 December that included an optional two hour Digital Research workshop to develop online research and critical thinking.

Current projects

  • Video: we are working on an exciting video project.
  • Comics exhibition: watch this space.
  • Study days: 15-17 April and 27-30 May in the British Library's learning centre (lower ground floor). A quiet space to study and revise for exams. Free, drop in anytime between 10.00 and 17.00. No reader pass required.

Contact and feedback

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join YBL, for further information or for ideas or suggestions. We are always looking to find new members.

Contact Abi Barber from the Learning team on E abi.barber@bl.uk or T 020 7412 7336

Follow us on Twitter: @BL_YouthForum