From short-term work experience to longer internships, find out about the variety of opportunities to work with us.

A full list of the Library’s current vacancies is available through our British Library Recruitment system.


Find out about our paid internships.

School work experience

Our invaluable work experience will set you up for the future.


We offer you a great start if you're leaving school or changing career


Got a few hours to spare? Then come and volunteer at the British Library.

Case studies from our staff

…It's a privilege to work with collections as vast and varied…

Mia's team ensures the Library is equipped for scholars’ digital needs.

…Technology here is unique. It ultimately helps preserve our history…

We’re a mixed-skill, multi-disciplinary unit that’s responsible for delivering digital services for the whole Library.

…Every day is genuinely different…

Our award-winning Customer Services team is the first point of contact for many British Library users.

…I find my role hugely fulfilling…

Seema is a Business Librarian in the Business & IP Centre providing reference and research services to readers, entrepreneurs and other external business customers.