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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

…Our team is constantly learning and developing…

We have been at the forefront of digitisation and digital preservation projects for over two decades.

…You won't find these kind of challenges in many other organisations…

Whilst we’re structured like many other IT teams, what we do day-to-day ultimately leads to the preservation of our history and collective knowledge. And, because our collection is very diverse, it could be print or sound based.

…I get to collaborate with some incredible people…

Our programme of workshops, led by specialist educators, encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration. Sessions develop critical thinking, research skills and visual, verbal and information literacy.

…The sheer size of the place means there are great development opportunities…

We help people find and use material held in some of the most unusual and hard to search parts of our collection – answering questions from Readers as well as those phoned in or sent to us as emails and letters, or via our QuestionPoint and Chat services.