Read anywhere, anytime. Carry the power of knowledge with you!

Whether you're an avid reader or occasional browser, seeking personal, professional, or academic growth, or a parent aiming for productive online time for your child, or simply seeking entertainment at your fingertips – the British Council Digital Library is your go-to resource.

You can now enjoy a vast array of online content, from leading newspapers and magazines to bestselling graphic novels, academic journals, research publications, award-winning novels, movies, and documentaries - all at one place.

So why juggle multiple international subscriptions when you have everything you need, all for just LKR 5,500 for a year?

Become a member today and get access to:

Study resources - JSTOR, EBSCO, Proquest and more

Ideal for post-graduate students, researchers, and academicians, our digital library provides you access of over 100,000 academic resources including: -

  • journals and articles in the Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Humanities through JSTOR.
  • academic e-books from trusted publishers covering subjects like Engineering, law to public policy through ProQuest eBook Central.
  • online full-text scholarly journals like BMJ, Lancet, Nature, and many more across all major subject areas from EBSCO.
  • high-quality IELTS preparatory material.

So, empower yourself with your own academic library with powerful research tools and study online anytime, anywhere.

E-books and audio books

Ready to elevate your reading experience? British Council library isn't just a library; it's a destination for avid readers seeking curated collections, book clubs, and enlightening author talks.

Join us and embark on a literary adventure like never before! Find more than 10,000 of books to read or listen to, from fiction to non-fiction, to popular plays and self-help for children as well as grown-ups.

Newspaper 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, Forbes, New Scientist, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar (UK), Vogue (UK), and many more.

So why pay for multiple international subscriptions when you have everything you need- at one place.

For Kids – Comics, movies, storybooks, clubs and more

Every child's journey begins with a story. At British Council Libraries, we're not just storytellers; we're the architects of curiosity. Nurture your child's imagination with

  • a diverse collection of ebooks and audio books.
  • unlimited access to over 2500 comics and graphic novels - from StarWars to Ultra Heroes to Disney Comics.
  • 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.
  • engaging reading programs in a safe, stimulating environment.
  • Learn English for Kids helps spark their love for English language with fun games, quizzes, articles, and videos.

Training and self-development

Upskill yourself with unlimited access to thousands of short video tutorials covering Business Case Studies, Business Skills, Career Development, Leadership Training, Marketing Advertisement, Journalism, Media Studies, Literature, Health-Wellness and more.

Perfect for students and early career professionals, our platform also offers more than 250 courses on, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

Entertainment - Music, movies and theatre

Watch thousands of critically acclaimed movies and tv shows plus an exclusive collection of children’s movies and story-telling and rhyme-times.


Stream the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music films plus the best new music from the UK brought to you by Selector Radio.

Engaging online reading programmes

Take your love for reading to new heights and become a more engaged reader.


Whether you're an experienced reader, just beginning your literary journey, or a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, don't miss out on our engaging online reading programs and book clubs for both kids and adults.


Join us to explore new books, dive into various genres, and interact with authors and fellow readers, all to inspire, challenge, and encourage further learning.

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.


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