Library services for teenagers

All the books and CDs you have borrowed have been extended and all fines removed. Any fines due on DVDs from this time will be waived when they are returned.

While libraries are closed you can borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks. If you don't have a library card join online and start borrowing straight away.

Activity videos

Take part in our craft activities online.

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Homework Help

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


BBC Bitesize

Clips on a range of subjects for KS3 and GCSE including English, maths and science

Information and research

Dictionaries, encyclopaedias and other learning resources

Oxford Dictionaries Online, Britannica Student Edition and more

Digital magazines and newspapers

including daily newspapers from the UK, Playstation magazine, BBC History, Digital Photographer, Science Focus, Total Guitar and more titles in over 62 languages. Or search our European Newsstream for articles from the last 20+ years

Life Skills

Driving Theory Test

Practice questions and mock tests including the hazard perception


Barrington Stoke

Download worksheets, especially good for young people with dyslexia

Once Upon a Picture

Questions related to a range of inspiring images

The Reading Zone

Extracts from books, author interviews and children’s reviews

The Scottish Booktrust 

Videos of top author events including Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson

Who Next?...

Search for books you will love based on the authors you have enjoyed before. Sign in with your library card, then select 'London Borough of Barnet' to begin your search.



Language courses


Online language learning packages


Virtual museum tours

Visit museums from across the globe with these virtual tours



Download the app, sign in with your library card then read from thousands of newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. After 30 days sign out and log in again for continued complimentary access. You can also download a step by step guide to help get you started on the desktop version. 


Science Museum 

Explore the science museum including learning games

British science week 

Activity packs to download on the theme of “Our diverse planet”  

'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 'Self help' collection is available through our free eBook app, Libby

Online Resources

We have a range of really useful and free resources for your homework, study and leisure. Find out how you can access a selection of online dictionaries, encyclopedia and biographies. You can even practice for your driving theory test. All you need is your Barnet library card!

Online Safety

Childnet International, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and the NSPCC offer support, advice and guidelines for young people and their parents/guardians with regard to keeping safe online.

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