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Library 4

British Council has a long history of providing libraries and education to support new ideas and learning around the world.

We have an ever-expanding collection of over 75,000 books and access to more than 110,00 e-books and nearly 14,000 e-journals

Become a member of the British Council library and get access to top quality on-line resources including e-journals and e-books, borrow books, DVDs and get free internet access from any of the library computers. The membership also entitles you to join the programmes including events, talks and workshops.

Join one of our libraries in Colombo, Orion City (Colombo 09), Kandy or Jaffna and be inspired by our collection.

We offer seven membership categories to suit your learning and information requirements. It's easy to join, simply fill in an application form online as per the instructions given below for each centre and choose the membership category which is most suitable for you.

To obtain a membership, you will need:

  • a completed membership application form (click on the respective centre below to find out how to access the online application)
  • proof of identification (National Identity Card or a valid Passport)Children under the age of 11 must be supervised by their parents/guardians at ALL times.

Please note that in order to confirm your membership you will need to visit the respective centre and make the full payment once you complete the respective online form. 

You can contact our library help desk on 0117521521 to learn more about discounted membership programmes.

Colombo membership

Gold Adult (15 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the Adults collection
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card and
  • 01 magazine
  • 01 DVD.
Register now!

Gold Young Learner (Below 15 years)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 01 DVD
  • access to Cambridge English Young Learner exams material.
Register now!

Platinum (18 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card, 02 DVD
  • 01 magazine
  • Access to e-brary.
Register now!

Organisational membership

Price per year: Rs. 15,000

Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adult's collection, and the children's collection
  • 02 magazines,
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 02 work cards
  • 4 DVDs.
Register now!

IELTS membership

Price: Rs. 2,500
*Please note that this membership is only valid for three months

Entitlement:

  • Two IELTS packs
  • access to the online library catalogue
Register now!

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals
Register now!

Kandy membership

Gold Adult (15 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the Adults collection
  • 01 DVD.
Register now!

Gold Young Learner (Below 15 years)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 01 DVD
  • access to Cambridge English Young Learner exams material.
Register now!

Platinum (18 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the adult's collection
  • 4 books from the children's collection
  • 2 IELTS study packs,
  • 1 DVD
  • 1 magazine
  • Access to e-brary.
Register now!

Organisational membership

Price per year: Rs. 15,000

Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adult's collection, and the children's collection
  • 02 magazines,
  • 4 DVDs.
Register now!

IELTS membership

Price: Rs. 2,500
*Please note that this membership is only valid for three months

Entitlement:

  • Two IELTS packs
  • access to the online library catalogue
Register now!

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals
Register now!

Jaffna membership

Gold Adult (15 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the Adults collection
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card and
  • 01 magazine
  • 01 DVD.
Register now!

Gold Young Learner (Below 15 years)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 01 DVD
  • access to Cambridge English Young Learner exams material.
Register now!

Platinum (18 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 2,500 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card, 02 DVD
  • 01 magazine
  • Access to e-brary.
Register now!

Organisational membership

Price per year: Rs. 6,000

Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adult's collection, and the children's collection
  • 02 magazines,
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 02 work cards
  • 4 DVDs.
Register now!

IELTS membership

Price: Rs. 2,500
*Please note that this membership is only valid for three months

Entitlement:

  • Two IELTS packs
  • access to the online library catalogue
Register now!

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals
Register now!

Orion City membership

Gold Adult (15 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits:

  • 04 books from the Adults collection
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card and
  • 01 magazine
  • 01 DVD.
Register now!

Platinum (18 years and above)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card, 02 DVD
  • 01 magazine
  • Access to e-brary.
Register now!

Organisational membership

Price per year: Rs. 15,000

Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adult's collection, and the children's collection
  • 02 magazines,
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 02 work cards
  • 4 DVDs.
Register now!

IELTS membership

Price: Rs. 2,500
*Please note that this membership is only valid for three months

Entitlement:

  • Two IELTS packs
  • access to the online library catalogue
Register now!

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals
Register now!

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