British Council Library Membership

Become a member to access thousands of books, magazines, films, music and newspapers at one of ​our nine 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 call our customer service team on 0120-4569000/0120-6684353 Monday – Saturday 0900 to 18.00, or email us at indiacustomercare@britishcouncil.org

Individual membership

INR 1800 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Access the libraries in India and our digital library
  • Download or borrow best-selling books and popular international magazines
  • Attend exclusive events and workshops on music, education, literature, technology and more
  • Access our online academic e-books, online learning games for kids and stream films and theatre productions from the UK
  • Borrow up to 6 items at a time

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 3800 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Sign up 2 adults and 2 children
  • Access the libraries in India and our digital library (children’s access is subject to parental supervision
  • Download or borrow best-selling books and popular international magazines
  • Attend exclusive events, workshops on music, education, literature, technology and more
  • Enjoy activities tailored for children and young people, including storytelling and book clubs
  • Access our online academic e-books, online learning games for kids and stream films and theatre productions from the UK
  • Borrow up to 14 items

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 1400 for 1 year

You will be able to:

  • Access our digital library from home or on the go
  • Download best-selling e-books and audio books and popular international magazines
  • Access our online academic e-books and journals and play learning games for kids
  • Stream films and theatre productions straight from the UK
  • Explore the complete Digital library here
  • Membership charges are INR 1400 per year

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

 

Corporate membership

INR 10,000 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.

The Institution plan provides ten memberships. Each member can:

  • Make the most of our purpose­built library space, with free wifi.
  • Receive exclusive invitations to events, film screenings, talks, readings and workshops
  • Relax in our modern cafe facilities (Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai)
  • Borrow up to 3 books, magazines and newspapers from the general and children’s collections at any one time
  • Borrow 1 British film at any one time.

Click here to sign up for corporate membership

Students

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