As part of its efforts to make educational and entertainment resources available to all, the British Council has launched its globally renowned digital library in Nigeria.
According to a statement by Country Director Nigeria and West Africa Lead of the Council, Lucy Pearson, the initiative is aimed at restoring and encouraging a reading culture among Nigerians by facilitating self-paced and convenient learning.
The Digital Library which will be free for three months for every registered member will provide 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 as well as documentaries, magazines and newspapers, comics and graphics novels from around the world, registered members will have a lot of learning resources to develop their skills.
Pearson said: “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 the platform directly to your computers and smartphones.
Furthermore: “We are offering free access to the platform for 3 months. I hope Nigerians sign up for this unique opportunity”.
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.
It also includes comics ranging from Marvel, Disney and all your favorite comic authors, over 200 live theatres, film, opera, dance, and music productions from the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company and also curriculum-linked educational resources, including interviews with The library also provides access to numerous IELTS preparation content to support test takers.
The Digital Library can be accessed via a browser or an app on the android and IOS devices. To be a member, users will be required to register after which they can explore the best of collections from the UK and around the world.