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 at one of our English language centres and choose the membership category which is most suitable for you.

To obtain a membership, you will need:

  • a completed membership application form
  • 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.

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.

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.

Platinum (15 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.

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.

Silver membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

  • This membership is only available for anyone who is interested in sitting for the IELTS exam and will be allowed to borrow 03 books from adult’s collection

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000 

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals

Jaffna membership

GOLD ADULT (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the Adults collection including 02 IELTS books
  • 01 magazine
  • 01 DVD.

GOLD YOUNG LEARNER (BELOW 15 YEARS)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the children's collection
  • 01 DVD.

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 2,500 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 03 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs, 
  • 01 magazine
  • 02 DVD
  • access to E-brary.

 ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Price per year: Rs. 6,000

 Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adult's collection and children's collection
  • 02 magazines
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 04 DVDs.

Silver membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

  • This membership is only available for anyone who is interested in sitting for the IELTS exam and will be allowed to borrow 03 books from adult’s collection.

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000 

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals

Kandy 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 or 01 work card and 01 magazine.

GOLD YOUNG LEARNER (BELOW 15 YEARS)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the children's collection.

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 03 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card
  • 01 DVD
  • 01 magazine and access to e-brary.

ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Price per year: Rs. 15,000

 Benefits: 

 20 books from the adult's collection and/or the children's collection

  • 02 magazines
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 04 DVDs
  • 04 work cards.

Silver membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

  • This membership is only available for anyone who is interested in sitting for the IELTS exam and will be allowed to borrow 03 books from adult’s collection.

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000 

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals

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 or 01 work card
  • 01 magazine.

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 04 books from the adult's collection
  • 03 books from the children's collection
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 01 work card 01 DVD
  • 01 periodical and access to e-brary.

ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Price per year: Rs. 15,000

 Benefits: 

 20 books from the adults collection and/or the children's collection

  • 02 periodicals
  • 02 IELTS study packs
  • 01 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 04 DVDs
  • 04 work cards.

Silver membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

  • This membership is only available for anyone who is interested in sitting for the IELTS exam and will be allowed to borrow 03 books from adult’s collection

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000 

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals