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The joys of good reading
Remember that feeling when you saw a ‘we are closed’ sign on the front door, the long wait for weekends to end, rushing to the library just a little before closing time, hurriedly picking up the closest book in sight, stocking up before sudden bank holidays? Then there was the crush of the train or the chase of traffic to fight through to get there… Getting a book from the library used to be so demanding. Well, not any more!
We know how life pressures have tightened their grip on you. So while you are on a sprint routine, dreaming of getting that long awaited book on an auspicious day called the ‘I-am-not-so-busy-today day’, we have geared up to make sure that it reaches you at the speed of thought. What if we told you that you could have your most wanted selection of books delivered at your doorstep? If that sounds interesting enough, read on!
British Council Library – the haven of knowledge continues to fulfill its age-old vision of catalysing personal growth and professional development in India. With its refreshed corporate mission and strategy, British Council offers every knowledge seeker, the convenience of accessing quality literature, a world of knowledge and meaningful cinema at home, through its online re-invention – mylibrary.
So go ahead, sprint-on and re-connect with your love for reading, while we take care of the rest for you.
mylibrary is an online library service where books can be ordered from a real time web-enabled catalogue. All you have to do is choose the books you want from the comfort of your home or office and your order will be delivered to you at your doorstep … and we will pick it once you are ready to receive your next delivery!
mylibrary marks the onset of a new age British Council Library that continues reaching out to individuals who are ambitious, keen on having a global perspective and are the potential future leaders of the country on a platform that is relevant to your 21st century lifestyle.
mylibrary gives members access to 70,000 books plus a huge collection of e-books ranging from science to fiction to biographies to media and much more! It is a place that is alive with opportunities and at the same time a place that truly inspires.
Come and belong to mylibrary, an exclusive environment that integrates education with entertainment; provides opportunities across diverse fields and offers all the knowledge, information, and inspiration that one could ever ask!
Books CollectionBelong to mylibrary and get access to an enhanced collection of over 70,000 books exclusively selected from the UK that will cater to your personal and professional growth requirements. They are all categorised by genre for easy browsing. As a member, if you know of any movie or book in wide-release that we don't have, you can request it and we'll find it for you.
Our collection includes numerous titles that are simply not available elsewhere in Mumbai. We have renewed our collection to cater to the truly discerning reader – mylibrary will feature a major release of new material
Mylibrary members will also get access to a reference and research collection of over 70,000 e-books and a range of other online goodies including the British Council’s very own weekly music show “The Selector” – all hottest new sounds from UK!
Unlike conventional libraries, mylibrary is open on all days and across 24 hours. All you need to do is log in to your account and queue a book of your choice. The same will be delivered to your doorstep within 48 hours!
Get your books at your doorstep. No late fees!
It's the revolutionary online library service that will change the way people get their books! You choose your books online and get them by courier. Return them when you're ready and we'll send the next from your online Rental Queue. There are NO LATE FEES, no matter how long you keep them. And if you are in even more of a hurry – download an e-book and you’re away!
Your details are safe and secure
www.mylibrary.britishcouncil.org is a VeriSign secured Site so you can rest assured that any information you provide is encrypted and cannot be viewed by any third party. When you sign up for membership, your credit card details are taken for payment.
We also offer our members offline modes of payment like cheques, DDs and cash at the mylibrary reception!
What's in store?A collection of more than 70,000 books of mylibrary are categorized by genre for easy browsing. You can also ask for suggestion based on your need and we shall recommend the ideal selection. If there is a book that you have in mind, you can directly search for it directly through the search option on the top right of the page. If it is unavailable, you can request it and we shall find it for you.
And if you can’t find what you’re after – try the e-books collection!