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Libraries for young people aged 12-18

Whether it's to read, relax or simply to study, young people are always welcome in Norfolk libraries.

Borrow books and more

With your library card, you can borrow up to 15 books free of charge, for up to three weeks at a time.

You can also download eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines free of charge to your smart phone, tablet, or other device.

Libraries are not just about borrowing books; you can also borrow films and music (for a small fee), and use computers free of charge - great for accessing email and the internet. Libraries also have printing facilities you can use, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout so you can stay and study for as long as you like.

Homework and study help

All libraries can help you find books on a variety of homework or study subjects. If something isn't on the shelf, staff can order something in for you.

We also have up to date collections of study guides for a range of exam boards and academic topics: Browse our study guides.

Your library card also gets you free access to online subscriptions

Britannica Student can also help with researching homework topics. Visit the Britannica Library website.


Norfolk libraries work with young volunteers aged 13-25 in a range of roles. We support Duke of Edinburgh Award placements across the county and offer the FLOURISH Youth award. Find out more about volunteering in libraries.

What's on for young people

Libraries offer a variety of events and activities all year round.

What's on in Norfolk libraries

Young Heritage Collective

Norfolk Young Heritage Collective are a group of young people aged 12-18 who meet at Norfolk Heritage Centre to learn about, research and discuss lesser-known aspects of Norfolk's heritage in creative ways. Recent projects have included a collaboration with Norwich Castle, the creation of several zines and the curation of a photography exhibition.

All sessions are free of charge and take place in the Heritage Meeting Room on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library in the Forum in Norwich.

To get involved, visit Young Heritage Collective.

Join the library

You will need an adult guarantor living at the same address to join the library (with proof of address eg utility bill).

You can join at any time: