British Council Library Membership

Become a members to get access to a great variety of English literature and language resources, children’s books, self-help guides and international magazines, along with an elaborate digital library of popular e-magazines, journals, books, audiobooks, games, B-school resources and more, available 24x7!

To top it all, connect with like-minded people through our unique programmes & events to share ideas, spark discussions, and build communities in a safe, stress-free environment.

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.

Physical library membership

Individual membership:
INR 2200 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Borrow any six documents - Books for adults, magazines and film DVDs.
  • Access our complete Digital Library from your own comfort, including E-Resources, E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. You can also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • 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.
  • Access our complete Digital Library from your own comfort, including E-Resources, E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. You can also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Access for four persons.
  • Join our exclusive events, workshops, seminars and cultural programmes.
  • Priority invitation for children's events and workshops. 

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

Digital Library 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 1555 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 Digital Library collection here. 

To join as an Digital Library 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 Digital Library membership

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
  • Access our complete Digital Library from your own comfort, including E-Resources, E-Journals, E-Books, E-Magazines, E-Movies, E-Newspapers, E-Learning, for adults and children. You can also watch theatre performances, music documentaries and live concerts online.
  • Expert-curated management and self development resources including training DVDs. 
  • Special resources to enhance Business English skills.
  • Access to up to 10 members of your staff at any given time.
  • Priority registration for our exclusive series of skill based workshops.
  • Join our exclusive events, workshops, seminars and arts & cultural programmes

Special memberships

Individual membership (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.

Teaching centre students: 

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