Chandigarh Library

Join our library and avail benefits like other library members.

We relocated and are now in new premises next to the Elante Mall. You can visit our library and read and borrow books, DVDs, CDs of your choice.

Also, if you don′t have our library membership, you can choose from various membership offers and sign up for the one that best suits your interests and feeds your reading instincts.

About our collection

Our collection* reflects our core priority areas of English, Arts, Education & Society, and also brings the best of contemporary UK to you, our Indian audience. We are developing our resources for Professional Development and this includes publications and new material on skills development, management, and study skills.

You can use our collection to access content to open up new professional opportunities through English teaching and learning, enrich your professional life in the Arts, develop new understanding and partnerships related to UK Education, and engage with contemporary UK

Each of our 9 centres boasts a vast collection of print books, DVDs and audiobooks, and 100,000 academic e-books, 50 of the best UK periodicals and newspapers, covering the core subject areas. In addition, our customers can access a vast collection of online resources covering a 50 contemporary UK magazines packed with the power and convenience of the digital form, unlimited streaming of award winning independent movies, 350,000 English literature collection including full-text works of poetry, prose and drama, instant access to 4,000+ newspapers.  

Please visit the website or contact your local centre for the complete coverage of our collection and for more information on how to access the resources**.

*The British Council reserves the right to change entirely at its discretion any or all the stock, electronic, virtual, paper any time during the term of membership

**Terms & conditions apply


British Council, Chandigarh

C515, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block,

178A, Industrial and Business Park, Phase 1,

Chandigarh - 160002


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Phone email
 0120- 4569000   ,  0120-6684353

Opening Hours


Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 19.00


Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 19.00

Membership fees

Holiday List 2016

Chandigarh Library Head - Bipin Kumar

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Holiday Day Date
New Year Friday   1 Jan
Republic Day Tuesday 26 Jan
Maha Shivratri Monday   7 Mar
Holi Thursday 24 Mar
Good Friday Friday 25 Mar
Ram Navami Friday 15 Apr
Budh Poornima Saturday 21 May
Idu’l Fitr, Ramzan Wednesday   6 Jul
Independence Day Monday 15 Aug
Raksha Bandhan Thursday 18 Aug
Krishna Jayanthi  Thursday 25 Aug
Dussehra Tuesday 11 Oct
Guru Nanaks Birthday Monday 14 Nov
Boxing Day Monday 26 Dec
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