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Schools & Education Outreach

Schools & Education Outreach

Delivering workshops, providing resources and running projects for local schools and colleges.

Today was awesome!

Year 8 student

It was really fun and I’ve left feeling inspired!

Year 9 student

It's a new experience that opens your eyes to things you hadn’t known before

Year 9 student

The thing I enjoyed most about today was that we touched really old things

Year 5 student

The whole project far exceeded my expectations

Year 10 teacher

The students had so many positive experiences

Year 10 teacher

Our students will take lifelong memories from this project. It has been incredibly rewarding

Year 9 teacher

Library visits

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are unable to welcome school visits to the library at present. If you would like to book a visit for 2022 please email

We are currently offering our Research Skills workshop online (via Zoom or Teams) or as an outreach session delivered in school by a member of the Library Education Outreach Team. This workshop is ideal for sixth formers and supports the taught skills element of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Please note these workshops cannot be booked by individual students. They must be booked by school staff.

We also have a collection of online Library Skills resources designed specifically for sixth formers. These include our award-winning Study Skills for Sixth Form website and a selection of tutorials and videos.

Although we are not able to welcome school groups the library at present, sixth form students can access the library on an individual basis through our sixth form access scheme. More information and a sixth form access application form can be found on the Joining the Library pages.

Students stood next to some bookshelves

Special Collections and Archives

Our Archives Alive programme aims to bring the past to life for school and college students through free online resources, workshops and projects inspired by our unique and distinctive archive and rare book collections.

A magnifying glass looking at an old archive drawing

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