Higher Education

We offer a range of exciting opportunities to enjoy and learn from the British Library's collections

Students in Higher Education can use the British Library in a number of ways – from accessing our collections in the reading rooms or looking for inspiration for fashion projects, to joining our MOOCs or MA Courses run in partnership with universities across the UK. Whilst visiting the British Library sites, students of participating organisations can access Eduroam.

In addition many of our online resources are created with students and researchers in mind and some of our learning resources are also devised to support undergraduate study.

For those undertaking a PhD there are a number of opportunities available with our Research Collaboration Team.

Study with us

The BL partners with a number of UK universities and colleges to offer MOOCs and a Master Degree – as well as the opportunity for students and professionals to study directly with our conservation team.

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.

PhD Placements & Training

We support postgraduate research through our reading rooms, online resources, collaborative projects, and through research training events.

Subject guides

Explore some of the subject areas included in the British Library with specific collection guides to help you on your research journey.


Use our catalogues to search the majority of the Library's holdings.

Digital Collections

Some parts of our collection have been digitised and are available online including the sound archive, newspapers and manuscripts.