The British Council in Bangladesh is reopening its newly refurbished library at Fuller Road in Dhaka. The inaugural ceremony will be held on 20 September from 6 to 8pm at the British Council’s Fuller Road premises.
Honourable Speaker of the Parliament, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP will be the chief guest at the inauguration. Baroness Prashar, Deputy Chair of British Council and His Excellency Robert W. Gibson, CMG, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh will attend the event as special guests.
The British Council Library has expanded its services into the digital arena by introducing e-membership facilities and by providing access to a vast collection of over 80,000 e-books and 14,000 e-journals, newspapers and magazines. Members will now be able to gain access to the new e-library from anywhere in the world.
The British Council library in Dhaka has long been reputed as a cultural centre, an information hub and an activity venue for audiences, members and partners. The new services are also extended to benefit school teachers and administrators, English learners, Higher Education and Education UK faculty, alumni and students, participants of Society and Arts Programmes and regular families in Bangladesh. The new collections reflect the British Council’s core priority areas of English, Arts, Education and Society and their resources include publications and enriched material on Professional Development skills. The new library has a wide collection of classical and contemporary English literature, authoritative guides of management, business, IT and the Arts, GCSE and A level text books, DVD collections of films, documentaries, British TV series and more.