Our adult programme offers a range of exciting opportunities to enjoy and learn from the British Library's collections

Deepen your engagement with a wide variety of subjects and meet British Library experts and guest specialists on our short courses. These include sessional courses, masterclasses and study days to provide a unique learning experience.

Our access programme supports visitors with additional needs. Workshops are available for adults with learning disabilities and ESOL learners, as well as tours.

Our collaborative MA programme and online courses enable students to explore our collection in greater depth.

Courses, masterclasses and study days

If you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or get creative with contemporary artists, our courses are the place to start. We bring together experts and specialists to provide unique learning experiences.


We aim to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for all our visitors. Our access programme supports visitors with additional needs and includes workshops for adults with learning disabilities, sessions for ESOL learners and tours.

Online resources

Our website provides unparalleled digital access to the British Library with unique collection items, expert commentary, films and animations to inspire and enhance teaching and learning.