Library and Information Services, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, we are now in new premises next to the Elante mall, where we have a state-of-the-art new library with a dedicated training room and performance space.  You’ll have more opportunity to engage with the UK through the full range of our work in English, Arts, Education and Society.  You’ll see more events such as arts performances, film screenings, and reader groups. You will have more opportunities to develop your skills through our series of business and teacher training workshops. 

About our collection

Our collection* reflects our core priority areas of English, Arts, Education & Society, and also brings the best of contemporary UK to you, our Indian audience.  We are developing our resources for Professional Development and this includes publications and new material on skills development, management, and study skills. 

You can use our collection to access content to open up new professional opportunities through English teaching and learning, enrich your professional life in the Arts, develop new understanding and partnerships related to UK Education, and engage with contemporary UK.   

Each of our 9 centres** boasts a vast collection of print books, DVDs and audiobooks, and 50 of the best UK periodicals and newspapers, covering the core subject areas. In addition, our customers can access a vast collection of online resources covering a wealth of subject areas, including 80,000 e-books and 14,000 e-journals. Our exciting plans for 14-15 include the launch a new online literature offer.  

Please visit the website or contact your local centre for the complete coverage of our collection and for more information on how to access the resources***.  

* The British Council reserves the right to change entirely at its discretion any or all the stock, electronic, virtual, paper any time during the term of membership

** mylibrary (Library and Information Services Mumbai) is an online library service in Mumbai where books can be ordered from a real time web-enabled catalogue and does not include DVDs, UK periodicals  and newspapers.  mylibrary gives members access to 25,000 books, 100 audio books plus 80,000 e-books

*** Terms and conditions apply


British Council, Chandigarh 

C515, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block,

178A, Industrial and Business Park, Phase 1, 

Chandigarh - 160002


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Phone 1-800-102-4353

Opening Hours


Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 19.00


Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 19.00

Membership fees

 Membership options for Chandigarh


Membership Type






Fee (in INR)

Gold 2 books 6 months 1000

Gold - New

Gold - Renew


3 books/CD's + 3 periodicals

1 year



Diamond - New

Diamond - Renew


4 books/CD's + 3 periodcals + 3 DVD's

1 year



Platinum - New 

Platinum - Renew

8 books/CD's from general/children's collection + 3 periodicals + 3 DVD's + e-books


1 year




Access 10

20 books + 10 periodicals 

(from general/children's collection)


1 year



Online Membership

Access to more than 77,000 e-books + 14,000 e-journals*


1 year



Addon e-books E-books top up Till library membership lasts 600
Addon e-journals E-journals top up Till library membership lasts 600

*7000 full text

Holiday List 2015

Chandigarh Library Head - Bipin Kumar

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Holiday  Day Date
Republic Day Monday   26 Jan
Mahashivratri Tuesday   17 Feb
Holi  Friday   6 Mar
Ramnavami Saturday   28 Mar
Good Friday Friday   3 Apr
Id-ul-Fitr Saturday   18 Jul
Independence Day Saturday   15 Aug
Janamashtami Saturday   5 Sep
Gandhi Jayanti Friday   2 Oct
Dusshera Thursday   22 Oct
Diwali  Wednesday   11 Nov
Govardhan Puja Thursday   12 Nov
Guru Nanak's Birthday Wednesday   25 Nov
Christmas Friday   25 Dec