|Library and Information Services - Chittagong|
The British Council library first opened its door in the port city of Chittagong in 1958. Today, as before, it continues to provide quality library and information services to a wide range of users.
The library offers a variety of services to the public, government, academic and research bodies; business and professional groups; teachers and students of English medium institutions; students intending to study in Britain and others who are interested in reading or learning more about Britain.
Quite simply, it is the place to go for information on British innovation and expertise.
The library has an up-to-date collection of
Our collection includes:
The library is newly equipped with wide range of electronic information resources including Internet and CD-ROM access to exploit British resources, a range of bibliographies & educational databases and multimedia CD-ROM's.
For enquiries about our libraries
We offer a renewal service for items by telephone but only for the first renewal. Thereafter, renewals must be done in person and a maximum of two renewals are allowed on each book/video/periodical, provided they have not been reserved by another member.
Photocopies and computer print-outs :
Our photocopy service is restricted to library materials only and members must abide by British copyright Law. The charge per page is Tk. 2.00. Printouts of data from CD-ROM's and Internet searches are Tk. 5.00 for each page.
Our Education Information Officer Syed Ahad, will answer any query you may have with regards to studying and living in the UK. You can get information on the following.
For enquiries about studying in the UK:
The British Council, Chittagong has a good set up of an Internet and CD-ROM service area. The area offers public access to the Internet and CD-ROM services. We have four terminals available for browsing, searching etc. We also have printing facilities should you require them.
We welcome children, students and adults who are interested in becoming members of the library for their leisure, work and study needs.
Lending, reading room and in-house services are open to members only.
Although the services and stock are directed mainly towards the professionals
and postgraduates, membership is open to everybody and is renewable
annually. Membership forms are available at the Reception Desk in the
library. Please complete and have attested (where necessary) the application
form and pay the membership fee applicable to become a member of the
library. Membership fees and facilities are as follows,
Library opening hours :
Sunday to Wednesday : 1200 to 8.00pm
British Council, Chittagong