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 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 more available with your library card and PIN. Or search our European Newsstream for articles from the last 20 plus years.

Activity videos

Take part in our craft activities online.

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Homework Help

We have a range of really useful and free resources for your homework, study. Find out how you can access a selection of 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.

'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 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 to keep safe online.

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