Read anywhere, anytime. Carry the online library with you!

Academic research or reading for leisure – enjoy the wide range of our online collection, from newspapers and magazines like New Scientist, The Economist, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, to bestselling graphic novels, academic journals, research publications, and novels & books by award-winning authors, for just INR 1800 per year!

Our online library gives you access to:

ACADEMIC LEARNING AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

Empower yourself with books, journals and eBooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas, along with powerful research tools. Ideal for post-graduate students, researchers and academics, you can access:

  • over 20,000 academic journals in the Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Humanities through JSTOR
  • thousands of academic e-books from trusted publishers covering subject from Engineering, law to public policy through eBook central
  • online full-text scholarly journals like BMJ, Lancet, Nature and many more across all major subject areas on a user-friendly platform ProQuest Central.

NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINES

Get the world’s largest newsstand on your mobile device, with instant access to nearly 6,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries to stay informed, entertained and inspired every day.

Publications include The Economist, New Scientist, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar (UK), Vogue (UK), and many more.

VIDEO-BASED HOW-TO TRAINING RESOURCES

Get unlimited access to thousands of short video tutorials covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications, including Adobe CC, Microsoft, and more.

Perfect for students and early career professionals, it also offers trainings on various job skills and social media techniques.

e-BOOKS AND AUDIO BOOKS

Find thousands of books to read or listen to, from fiction to non-fiction, to popular plays and self-development in our curated collection of downloadable e-books and audiobooks for children as well as grown-ups.

COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Comics Plus offers you unlimited access to more than 16,000 digital comics and graphic novels, from Adventure Time and Archie, to Garfield, Sin City, Disney comics and more, on any computer, tablet or smartphone through iOS and Android apps.

ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE

Watch movies, plays, and music concerts anywhere, anytime, and experience the thrill of live performances on your mobile device. The membership gets you access to:

  • 8000+ movies on Instant Flix - Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more
  • Live performances and concerts, and latest British theatre productions brought directly to you through Digital Theatre.

ROAD TO IELTS

Get exclusice access to British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation course. This includes over 300 interactive tasks, 13 video tips and tutorials, and 36 practice tests – that's everything you need to get a great IELTS score!

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

There are three types of memberships available - 'Online’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Family’.

Online - Gives you access to our online library anywhere in India (items 1-7 given above).

Individual and Family - Gives you access to our physical libraries in eight cities across India, in addition to our online library. You can also make the most of our purpose-built reading spaces and experience the best of UK culture and live events.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP

Fee: INR 1800 for 1 year

You will be able to access our complete online collection (items 1-7 given above) from anywhere in India, on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Fee: INR 2200 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • borrow up to six items at a time from our collection for adults in our physical libraries
  • access our complete Online Library (resources 1-7 given above)
  • join our exclusive events, workshops, seminars, and cultural programmes.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

Fee: INR 4200 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • borrow up to 14 items at a time from our collection for kids and adults
  • access our complete Online Library (resources 1-7 given above)
  • gain access for four family members
  • join our exclusive events, workshops, seminars, and cultural programmes
  • get priority access to children's events and workshops.

 

CONTACT

For more details, call +91-9811404972 or 011-41497317, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or write to indiacustomercare@britishcouncil.org.

You can also use the 'Start live chat' button on the right to talk to us (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).