Library services for teenagers
As part of our plans to re-open library services, we won't automatically renew items on loan from Monday 21 June.
From 21 June you will need to renew your items or return them every 3 weeks. DVDs will need to be returned every 7 days. This will help us to reduce waiting times for popular items.
We are not currently charging fines for the late return of items.
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, Mojo, BBC History, Digital Photographer, Science Focus, Total Guitar and lots more are available from our Pressreader and Libby 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.
Download comics featuring your favourite characters from Marvel, Disney, Dark Horse, IDW and more with the Libby app.
Take part in our craft activities online.
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.
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: