British Council Library in Bangalore

One of Bangalore’s oldest libraries, ‘The British Council Library’ is a part of the treasured heritage of Bangalore-ians. Adjacent to the British Deputy High Commission, The British Library is located on Kasturba Cross Road and is nearby to the ‘Cubbon Park’ of the Silicon City of India.

If you are looking for a place to read in peace, interact with authors and talk to like-minded readers, this is a perfect one stop shop for you.

British Council Library in Bangalore


It is a place engulfed by greenery catering to all the needs of the book-lovers. No matter if you are a serious professional or artistically inclined human, this Library will act as food for your reading obsession. Did you know that the British Library updates you about special film screenings of new programs? Isn’t it soothing? All you need to do is just sit back and read to know what’s new in the world of Books!

Talking about technology, how can the British Library be far away when it is located inside the IT hub of the Nation? With its online information service, you can get access to around 85 thousand e-books and 14 thousand e-journals; and choose your genre according to your taste and choice.

This all in one website also offers you to become a member of the British Council Library and gain access to all the special benefits, services and offers. This feature also opens doors to a world of books, digital collections, events, workshops & activities organized by the Council in and around the globe.

Membership in the library can be chosen from Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Corporate Premium et al plans. The cost of membership in British Library in Bangalore ranges from 600 rupees to 10,000. The special package called ‘Access 10’ is of the highest value here and is valid for one year.

You are automatically entitled to some categories of books & periodicals at the time of Membership like the Gold-Renew plan has entitlement to 3 CD's or Books plus three periodicals.

A new upbringing in the universe of this library has allowed the readers to order catalogs, records and other contents from the British Library apart from the British National Bibliography, archives & manuscripts collection, RPS and the Specialist Catalog.

The city of Bangalore is increasing its outreach with terms of education. Bangalore has always been a city which is ultra modern in terms of education and research. The study offerings made by British Council in terms of the libraries are living up to their terms and facing the challenges as well. The new library at St. Mark's Road is a result of this initiative. The British Council Library is truly changing the the students into a serious study type bookworms, who are determined to shape their future, with some assistance from the library's sense of sheer discipline and intellect activity.

The British Library in Bangalore remains closed on 14 festivals including national holidays.


Contact Details:


23, Prestige Takt,
Kasturba Road Cross
Bangalore-560001
Phone Number-080-22489220
E-mail: bl.bangalore@in.britishcouncil.org

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    Rashmi from Sasaram 1351 Days ago

    This is the best place to learn English. There are enough source in this library that is very helpful for Enlish learner.

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