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 THE BRITISH LIBRARY-Offering an array of services

The British LibraryIf you are looking for information on Britain then there is no better place to visit than British Library. Modelled on the pattern of British public libraries, the library located on Secretariat Road provides the best of reading materials published in Britain. From accessing the World Wide Web to aiding the development of children with multimedia, the library has a wide range of services set to the highest professional standards.

Bookworm's paradiseEstablished in 1979, The British Library is part of a network of thirteen libraries in India. It is funded by the British Council Division and jointly managed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The libraries in the network aim to promote partnership between Britain and India by providing information through books and other services. The library has about 30, 000 latest books on a variety of subjects, 100 periodicals, 350 training videos and 150 CDs, in disciplines such as management, technology, economics, advertising, journalism, health and medicine, engineering, and literature. There is also a good collection of novels, biographies and newspapers in the library. The stocks and services of the library are directed mainly towards professionals and postgraduate students. However, the membership is open to anyone.

Right ambience for studiesBritish Library is also a right place to get trade information about UK. So if you are planning to do business with an UK partner or you wanted information on industries of UK, the British Library at Hyderabad can help you. Department of Trade and Industry, UK supports the Business information.

The British LibraryApart from books and business information, British Library is an ideal source of information for the students who are planning to pursue their education in UK. The library has Educational Counselling Service which provides complete Information about British education system. The library also conducts seminars and education fairs from time to time. UK education fair held in February was a huge hit in the city. "The UK welcomes students from India to mix with a growing community of nearly 800,000 international students currently staying there. Our endeavour is to encourage more students from India to pursue higher education in UK" said Sudhakar Goud, Manager of British Library.

Promoting ITThe British Council has recently launched IT Learning Resource Centres (ITLRC) all across the country. "This is in response to the ever-growing need and interest in the field of IT learning. These IT Centres are part of a drive to ensure that British Council libraries stay in tune with the needs of our 100,000 members," said Sudhakar Goud. The IT Learning Resource Centre will have over 2000 of the latest books and periodicals on Computers, Information and Communication Technology and IT applications in various fields. Also available at the Centre will be CDs, tutorials, learning packages and information about IT education and Internet facility. Departing from the Councilís policy of focusing on British books and periodicals, the ITLRC will have materials brought out in other countries too, including a good number of books and periodicals published from India.

Lending services of British Library

4 books and 2 periodicals are lent out to individual members for a period of three weeks. 20 books and 10 periodicals are lent out to institutional members for a period of three weeks and two educational videos for a period of one week.

Fees for becoming members: Individuals: 500 rupees/annum. Institutions: 3500/annum

Library Timings:
Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM


British Library,
5-9-22, Sarovar Centre,
Secretariat Road, Hyderabad -560 063
+91-40-2348 3333 Fax: +91-40-2348 3100

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