Library services for teenagers
Volunteer Summer Reading Challenge Assistants (14 -17 years old)
The Summer Reading Challenge 2022 takes place between 9 July and 10 September and we are looking for young volunteers between 14-17 years old to help. We need support on a wide range of things including signing younger children up for the challenge, talking with them about the books they’ve read and assisting at events. If you are interested please contact Natalie.Pavlou@barnet.gov.uk for more information and an application form. The deadline for applications is 10 July 2022.
Fines and charges have returned. You can set up email alerts before your items are due to remind you to renew. Find out more.
Teenage books and DVDs
Need help to find a great book to read? Our recommended reading for teenagers has lots of good books to try.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Check out our huge range of online books and audiobooks
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
- BBC History
- Digital Photographer,
- Science Focus
- Total Guitar
- and lots more
You can also search European Newsstream for newspaper articles from the last 20 plus years.
Download comics featuring your favourite characters from Marvel, Disney, Dark Horse, IDW and more with the Libby app.
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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
Self help is a collection of books for 13 to 18 year olds. The books give advice and information about issues and experiences including:
- low self-esteem
- eating disorders
- exam stress.
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: