Learning at the British Library

The British Library offers an exciting programme of workshops, activities and resources for teachers and learners of all ages. Explore a wealth of source material online or plan a visit.

Language & Literature

Language and Literature

Explore literary treasures, everyday ephemera, and the complex history of the English language, with unique texts from the British Library collection.
Explore Language & Literature

History & Citizenship

History and Citizenship

From medieval pattern books to Punk Rock fanzines, these resources cover a fascinating range of historical, social and cultural topics.
Explore History & Citizenship

Arts & Images

Art & Images

From the beautiful to the bizarre, explore the many ways in which visual images communicate ideas.
Explore Arts & Images

Culture & Knowledge

Culture & Knowledge

Think about truth, lies and libraries, and examine images, stories and ideas from around the world.
Explore Culture & Knowledge

Creative research

Creative Research

See how artists and writers have engaged with the collection in imaginative and creative ways.
Explore Creative research

Teachers' Area

Teachers' area

Find out about workshops, school trips, exhibitions and the British Library’s learning approach.
Explore Teachers' Area

Learning news

New Medieval Display

View scenes from medieval life in this fascinating exhibition.

Workshops with an artist

Artist Lizzie Ridout will help you draw inspiration from extraordinary items in the Library's collection.

Discovering hidden gems

The British Library officially launches its new Learning website.