Please be informed that in light of the current situation the British Council Library will be closed for public and all events suspended across all our centres in Colombo, Orion City, Kandy and Jaffna until further notice.
Further announcements will be made in this regard.
We have taken the following measures to allow more flexibility during this time;
- No fines for late returns for the aforementioned period and up to 3 days after we reopen.
- Automatic extension of library membership for two weeks in the first instance.
- General, Family, Gold Adult and Platinum memberships will be offered a free on-line library membership to enable access to on-line resources until we reopen
- Our free online resource ‘Learn English’ is available for kids under parent’s supervision.
The health of our colleagues, students and customers is our priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation. We are following local government and health authority guidance in this regard.
Thank you and stay safe.
We offer lots of different membership types to suit your learning and information needs.
Become a member and get access to top quality online resources including journals, books, films, magazines and get free internet access from any of the library computers. You will also be able to access more than 50,000 books and be able to join events, talks, activities and workshops in person.
It's easy to become a member...
- Choose the library convenient to you. Colombo, Orion City (Colombo 09), Kandy or Jaffna.
- Choose a membership that is right for you, available at that centre.
- Have your proof of identification ready. (National Identity Card or a valid Passport*)
- Complete a membership application form online.
- Visit your library and make the payment in person by producing your proof of identification.
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