Our libraries in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata have reopened with care. Members can now sit and read, browse and borrow their favourite books from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 6pm without a prior appointment. To enquire about our facilities and resources, non-members can visit us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday between 10 am and 6pm.

Please note: As per government guidelines, we are still maintaining a 1 meter social distancing rule. Hence, only a limited number of patrons may access the library at any one time. 

Read below for more details on renewal offers and physical book access options. 

Physical book browsing and borrowing

  • Temperature checks will be carried out at the security gate and if no fever is detected, you will be allowed to enter the premises after sanitising your hands.
  • You must wear a mask, always practise social distancing norms and frequently sanitise your hands during your stay in the library.
  • Borrowing period and other circulation rules will remain unchanged.
  • Unable to log into your account? Reset your password by clicking on 'Forgot your password' or sending an email to IndiaLibraries@britishcouncil.org
  • You can also use the Digital Library and access it through the web and mobile app on your Apple and Android devices or from your member’s login page while using the browser.
  • You can email us at IndiaLibraries@britishcouncil.org for any queries.

Book Reading Club - exclusive for Library members

Calling all bookworms to join the online Reading Club session every month. Come and connect with avid readers, discuss interesting books from our vast digital collection and deepen your engagement with books, stories, and people from across cultures and backgrounds.

Check this month's session here - click to know