Access your favourite books anytime, anywhere

Whether you love reading everyday or read occasionally for personal, professional or academic growth, whether you are a parent wanting your child to spend productive time online or an individual wanting entertainment on your fingertips – British Council Digital Library is for you.

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, movies and documentaries for free until 30 June 2022!

Access 80,000+ ever-expanding resources under one annual subscription on your phone using myLoft app or on the laptop. Why pay multiple international subscriptions when you have the British Council Digital Library?

Get access to:

E-books and audiobooks

Find more than 10,000 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.

Newspapers and magazines

Get the world’s largest newsstand on your mobile device, with instant access to nearly 11,000 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.

Entertainment - music, movies and theatre

Watch classic theatre plays, movies and live music concerts anywhere, anytime on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Members can access these resources through Kanopy and Stringray Qello.

Training and self-development

Upskill yourself with 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 om various job skills and social media techniques.

For kids - comics, graphic novels and movies

Fuel your child's curiosity and reading influence with unlimited access to over 2500 comics and graphic novels - from StarWars to UltraHeroes to Disney Comics.

Help them develop social emotional skills and reinforce valuable learning topics with an exclusive access to Kanopy Kids that has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favourites.

LearnEnglish for Kids helps spark their love for English language with fun games, quizzes, articles and videos.

Study resources

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, thousands of academic e-books from trusted publishers covering subjects like 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.

Online events and workshops

Upgrade your skills, share ideas, learn and connect with like-minded individuals with our unique range of events and programmes such as management workshops, creative writing courses, reading club, and much more. Our workshops use the latest training and facilitation methods to help participants work together. You will be engaged, challenged, and stimulated to learn more!

MyLOFT - our digital library app

Enjoy a hassle-free and user-friendly reading and learning experience on your mobile with our new library app MyLOFT, where you can access, save, organise and customise all your e-content, anytime, anywhere.