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Enjoy unlimited access to premium learning and entertainment content with Digital Library membership.

Get instant access to books, comics, music, newspapers and magazines. Watch movies and theatre productions, access academic journals, research publications and professional training all for just USD$20.00 a year or ZiG 288.54.

Why pay multiple international subscriptions when you have the British Council Digital Library?


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Please note : If the applicant is below 18 years, the parent or guardian will join on their behalf.

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As a Digital Library member, you will have access to the very best online collections:

Ebooks and audiobooks

Read or listen to thousands of best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles in your favourite genres anytime, anywhere.

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Concerts and music

Concerts and music

Stream the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music films plus the best new music from the UK brought to you by Selector Radio.

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 Comics and graphic novels

Comics and graphic novels

Read full digital versions of over 2000 of the best comics and graphic novels from major publishers – for all ages.

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Film and TV covers

Film and TV

Watch thousands of critically-acclaimed movies and tv shows plus an exclusive collection of children’s movies and story-telling and rhyme-times.

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Professional training

Prepare for career opportunities with hundreds of video tutorials and training courses on a wide array of software applications and professional development topics.

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The Digital Library app gives you instant access to all our digital resources in one place.

Log on to the web portal on your PC or laptop or download our app to your iOS and Android devices for a seamless digital library experience no matter where you are.

Once you have registered for the Digital Library you will receive welcome two emails to activate your subscription and to set up your access to our app.

If you need support, please contact us at digitallibrary@britishcouncil.org and we will be pleased to help.

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