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 9), 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.

Colombo memberships

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.

Jaffna memberships

GOLD ADULT (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the Adults collection
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack or 1 work card and 1 periodical

GOLD YOUNG LEARNER (BELOW 15 YEARS)

Price per year: Rs. 950

Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the children's collection

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 2,500 

 Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the adults collection
  • 3 books from the children's collection
  • 2 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 1 work card, 1 DVD
  • 1 periodical and access to E-brary

 ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Price per year: Rs. 6,000

 Benefits: 

  • 20 books from the adults collection and/or the children's collection
  • 2 periodicals, 2 IELTS study packs
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 4 DVDs and 4 work cards

Kandy membership

GOLD ADULT (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the Adults collection
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack or 1 work card and 1 periodical 

GOLD YOUNG LEARNER (BELOW 15 YEARS)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the children's collection

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the adults collection
  • 3 books from the children's collection
  • 2 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 1 work card, 1 DVD
  • 1 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

  • 2 periodicals, 2 IELTS study packs
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 4 DVDs and 4 work cards

Orion City membership

GOLD ADULT (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the Adults collection
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack or 1 work card and 1 periodical 

PLATINUM (15 YEARS AND ABOVE)

Price per year: Rs. 6,000 

 Benefits: 

  • 4 books from the adults collection
  • 3 books from the children's collection
  • 2 IELTS study packs, 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 1 work card, 1 DVD
  • 1 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

  • 2 periodicals, 2 IELTS study packs
  • 1 ELT (English Language Teaching) pack
  • 4 DVDs and 4 work cards

Online membership

Price per year: Rs. 3,000 

Benefits: 

  • Access to E-library and e-journals

Silver membersip

Price per year: Rs. 3,000

This membership is only available for British Council English language students and exam candidates who are registered for an exam with us