Wouldn’t it be amazing if your library travels with you? Anytime, Anywhere…
The British Council Library, Chennai is now online with its world-class digital library services accessible from within the comforts of your home and anywhere in India. You can now enjoy premium online services at a fee of only Rs. 1,100 annually. Users registering from 10 June to 30 June 2016 will get a one month free extension.
To register, logon to https://library.britishcouncil.org.in; go to ‘Join Now’ and pay Rs. 1,100 online after filling up your details and choosing a British Council centre closest to your location. You will receive your username and password the same day.
Your access to Online Library includes access to the following:
• E-Books – Read and download from over 1,25,000 full text books (academic and fiction). The complete database covers areas like Fiction, Arts, Humanities, Engineering, IT & Computers, Management, Medical Sciences, English Language, Literature, Law, History, Social Sciences, and many more.
• E-Journals - 7000 full text e-journals for academic and research purposes across subjects including Engineering, IT & Computers, Management, Medical Sciences, English Language, Business Communication, Literature, Law, History, Social Sciences, and many more.
• E-Literature – Literature Online is a fully searchable library of over 350,000 full-text works of English literature. Includes several literary databases of poetry, plays and fiction.
• E-Magazines – Read from an ultimate collection of international digital magazines including The Economist, Amateur Photographer, New Scientist, etc with the same great articles, photos, and ads as the print version, but packed with the power and convenience of the digital form. Each current issue and archive is delivered to your desktop or mobile device, for you to read anytime, anywhere.
• E-Movies – Watch over 5000 award-winning independent movies, short feature films and documentaries from all over the world. You have unlimited access to thousands of free streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more.
• E-Learning Modules – Over 40,000 online learning modules on software applications and soft skills (videos and presentations).
• Graphic Novels & E-Comics for Children – 16,000 digital graphic novels and comic books.
• E-Audio Books – Access to over 1000 audio e-books from classic plays, Doctor Who, children's collection and much more.
• E-Newspapers - You get access to more than 4000 newspapers and magazines from across the globe including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Observer and London Magazine. The e-resource offers some brilliant features as Listening and Instant Translations in up to 18 languages.
• Grid Club-Children can learn through games and quizzes on Grid Club, with games for children age 5+. Help them begin their adventure today, with games following the UK education curriculum.
• Credo- Access a wide range of online reference books through Credo. A virtual encyclopaedia of knowledge is only a click away.
• Jstor- JSTOR is one of the most widely used academic resources around the world. The collection features more than 2,000 academic journals in the Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Humanities.
• Literary Encyclopaedia - The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history.
The above services are available on any computer with Internet access. It also works on handheld devices through the web browser and various applications.