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British Council Records Increased Popularity for Digital Library Offering in Lucknow

  • Memberships rose 284 percent over last year
  • Digital Library members get access to the best of UK and global content across eBooks,music, films, audio books, newspapers, journals and more

Lucknow:British Council’s Digital Library is seeing greater traction from book lovers, students, and professionals in Lucknow. In a digital-first world, British Council Library members in Lucknow are accessing a wide range of educational and entertainment content on their smart devices and computer screens.In line with the increase in ‘on-demand’ content, the British Council has strengthened its Digital Library offering for users across Lucknow, and other cities in India, enabling easy access to the best of UK and global content.

The mobile app version of the digital library offers a seamless, interactive, and personalised customer journey that pulls together all content in one place and allows members to build their library collection.

The British Council Digital Library membership has become the single gateway to informative and leisure content for the entire family. It offers easy access to over 10,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries, over 10,000 academic journals through JSTOR and EBSCO – world’s leading resources for academics and students, and 15,000+ full-text scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, and market reports through ProQuest Central. The digital library also offers video tutorials and training courses on a wide array of software applications and professional development topics, as well as videos and content to improve one’s English.

The Digital Library also doubles up as an entertainment hub bringing over 2,500 graphic novels, comics and manga; movies, full-length musical concerts, award-winning comedies, documentaries, and TV shows to members’ fingertips.

In Lucknow, the Digital Library membership and usage have seen significant growth in the past 12 months. Average monthly enrolments have increased by 284 percent in the period; and content formats such as audio books, online newspapers, magazines, and journals have seen significant rise in popularity as per the subscription trends.

Ananya Tripathi, 27, resident of Lucknow and member of the digital library said – “My journey with British Council began back in 2017, when I was a post-graduation student, and till date I’ve been a member of the library. It’s helped me in ways I didn’t imagine. British Council’s Digital Library helped me sail through my dissertations, thesis, academic reading, and it had so much to offer viz. music, theatre and other entertainment options that one can’t just not find something worth one’s interest and overall development!

British Council has catered to all my intellectual needs. I have seen it grow from a basic digital library to this amazing art that the mobile app is. And, I have certainly hooked all my younger siblings to it as well.”

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