Library members in Chennai and Delhi can now avail our online book ordering and pickup service.

As part of the service, you will be able to pre-select your favourite books from our physical collection and collect them from the British Council Library at the given date and time. 

Here's how to order library books online

Please note: 

  • Once your order is ready, you’ll receive an SMS and email asking you to collect your pack from the British Council Library’s security gate.
  • Collections can be made from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. Please adhere to the time slot shared with you for the pickup and drop-off.
  • You can cancel the order within 24 hours of booking with us. No cancellation requests will be accepted after that.
  • Please bring your membership card and a carry bag when you come to collect your order. No carry bags will be provided by the British Council. 
  • You can use the drop-box kept at the security gate to return the borrowed items.
  • You must wear a mask, carry a hand sanitiser, and practice social distancing norms at all times.
  • 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
  • Individual and Family members can also use the Digital Library until we reopen. The Digital Library can now be accessed through the mobile app MyLoft. Contact IndiaLibraries@britishcouncil.org to register for the MyLoft App.
  • You can email us at IndiaLibraries@britishcouncil.org for any queries.