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British Council launches digital library

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The British Council has launched its digital library in Nigeria. This is part of the organisation’s efforts to make educational and entertainment resources available to all. The initiative is aimed at restoring and encouraging a reading culture among Nigerians by facilitating self-paced and convenient learning.

The free subscription to the library gives members access to over 100,000 scholarly e-books, tens of thousands of premium e-books, over 1,200 online learning resources, newspapers and magazines as soon as they published all over the world (main titles include Hello, Cosmopolitan magazines etc), comics ranging from marvel, Disney and all favourite comic authors, over 200 live theatre, film, opera, dance, and music productions from the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company and also curriculum-linked educational resources, including interviews with industry professionals, study guides and workshops and so much more.

Access to the library will be free for three months for every registered member. As a member of the library, you will have access to world-class resources at the tip of your fingers, from online study resources and academic journals to popular eBooks and audiobooks, award-winning movies and documentaries, magazines and newspapers, comics and graphics novels from around the world and learning resources to develop your skills.

Lucy Pearson, Country Director Nigeria and West Africa Lead, British Council had this to say about the innovative venture: “For many years the British Council has been renowned all over the world for its libraries and the closure of our physical libraries in Nigeria was sad for us. I am delighted today to see the launch of our new British Council Digital Library, which will give access to thousands of entertainment and educational resources to all Nigerians regardless of their geographical location within Nigeria. This will bring digital reading and learning through an easy to access platform directly to your computers and smart phones. Furthermore, we are offering free access to the platform for threemonths. I hope Nigerians sign up to this unique opportunity.”


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