British Council Library Membership

Become a member to access thousands of books, magazines, films, music and newspapers at one of ​our eight libraries​ across India, where you can experience the best of UK culture and live events.

You can make the most of our purpose­built library spaces or view our large digital collection of e­books, international newspapers and magazines wherever you are.

If you have any questions please email us at indiacustomercare@britishcouncil.org or Click here to chat with us, Mon-Fri 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Individual membership

INR 2200 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Borrow any six documents - Books for adults, magazines and film DVDs.
  • E-Resources - E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. Also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Access to the full version of 'Road to IELTS guide' with 150 hours of practice.
  • Access for one person.
  • Events - Invitation to self-development workshops, seminars, arts and cultural programmes.

To join as an Individual member you must complete the online registration form using the button below.

After submitting your form, you will receive payment instructions. 

Click here to sign up for individual membership

Family membership

INR 4200 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Borrow any 14 documents - Books for children and adults, magazines and film DVDs.
  • E-Resources - E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. Also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Access to the full version of 'Road to IELTS guide' with 150 hours of practice.
  • Access for four persons.
  • Events - Invitation to self-development workshops, seminars, arts and cultural programmes.
  • Priority invitation for children's workshops and cultural programmes.

To join as a family member you must complete the online registration form using the button below.

After submitting your form, you will receive payment instructions. 

Click here to sign up for family membership

Online membership

INR 1800 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Access our digital library from home or on the go
  • E-Journals - Read and download over 2,000+ journals from JSTOR and 15,000+ from Proquest Central
  • E-Books - Read and download 1,20,000+ full text e-books and audio books(includes academic and fiction)
  • E-Magazines - Read and download the best of UK magazines including The Economist, Amateur Photographer, New Scientist etc.
  • E-Movies - Watch over 8,000 award winning movies, short feature films and documentaries.
  • E-Newspapers - Read 8,000+ e-newspapers from across 100 countries.
  • E-Learning - Access 40,000 online learning modules on soft skills and software applications.
  • E-Resources for Children - Enjoy 'Learn English for Kids' resource and over 16,000 digital graphic novels and e-comics.
  • Watch online - movies, theatre performances, music documentaries and stream live concerts.
  • Access to the full version of 'Road to IELTS Guide' with 150 hours of practice.
  • Explore the digital collections here. 

To join as an Online member you must complete the online registration form using the button below.

After submitting your form, you will receive payment instructions. 

Click here to sign up for online membership

Individual 1 month (Only for Ahmedabad)

INR 1000 for 1 month

  • An ideal choice for those who want to use the library for a shorter duration, are preparing for competitive exams and are not particular about borrowing books.
  • Access to our physical resources in the library for reference purpose.
  • E-Resources - E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. Also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Access to the full version of 'Road to IELTS guide' with 150 hours of practice.

Individual 2 months

INR 1000 for 2 months

  • An ideal choice for those who want to use the library for a shorter duration, are preparing for competitive exams and are not particular about borrowing books.
  • Access to our physical resources in the library for reference purpose.
  • E-Resources - E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. Also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Access to the full version of 'Road to IELTS guide' with 150 hours of practice.

Corporate membership

INR 12,000 for 1 year

Our institution library plans can help your employees or students improve their performance and encourage them to meet their professional and academic goals.

In the Institution plan you can:

  • Borrow any 30 documents - Books for children and adults, magazines, film DVDs and training videos
  • Events - Invitation to workshops and seminars, arts and cultural programmes
  • Expert-curated management and self development resources including training DVDs. Priority registration for our exclusive series of skill based workshops.
  • Special resources to enhance Business English skills.
  • Access to up to 10 members of your staff at any given time.

Students

British Council students studying an English course in Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata can benefit from membership discounts. Please​ contact us​ for more details.