Library services for teenagers

Teenage books and DVDs

You can borrow books, study guides and DVDs through our Select and Collect service

All the items you have borrowed will be automatically renewed and we are not charging fines during this time.

Recommended Reading for teenagers has lots of good books to try. 

ebooks and eAudiobooks

Check out our huge range of ebooks and eAudiobooks 

If you don't have a library card you can join online and start borrowing straight away.

Digital magazines, newspapers and comics  

Digital Magazines and newspapers

Download the latest magazines and newspapers from around the world to read on your own device, all for free! Playstation magazine, Mojo, BBC History, Digital Photographer, Science Focus, Total Guitar and lots more are available from our Pressreader and RBdigital apps, with complimentary access using your library card and PIN.

You can also search European Newsstream for newspaper articles from the last 20 plus years.

Digital comics

Download comics featuring your favourite characters from Marvel, Disney, Dark Horse, IDW and more with the RBdigital app.

Activity videos

Take part in our craft activities online.

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Writing competition with Michael Rosen

Enter our writing competition for 5-16 year olds, inspired and judged by fabulous children’s author, Michael Rosen. Find out more.

Homework Help

We have a range of really useful and free resources for your homework and study. Find out how you can use online dictionaries, encyclopaedia, biographies and learn a language. All you need is your Barnet library card!

BBC Bitesize has clips on a range of subjects for KS3 and GCSE including English, Maths and Science.

Need help with your homework? Email us with your questions and we’ll recommend some good resources to help.

Learning to drive? You can practice for your theory test with our questions and mock tests including the hazard perception on Theory Test Pro.

Supporting Young People's Mental Health

Kooth is providing a digital counselling service for young people in partnership with Barnet Council.

'Shelf Help'

Self help is a collection of books for 13 to 18 year olds. The books give advice and information about issues and experiences including:

  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • OCD
  • bullying
  • eating disorders
  • exam stress.

The 'Shelf help' collection is available through our free eBook app, Libby or our Select and Collect service.

Online Safety

There are lots of great websites to help you stay safe online. They offer advice, support and guidance for young people. Here are some we recommend:

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