The British Council has launched its globally renowned digital library in Nigeria, as it is part of the organisation’s efforts to make educational and entertainment resources available.
“As a member of the Digital library, you will have access to world class resources at the tip of your fingers, from online study resources and academic journals to popular E Books and audio books, award winning movies and documentaries, magazines and newspapers, comics and graphics novels from around the world and learning resources to develop your skills”, The council made the statement.
The Council also said it in a statement that its main purpose of establishment is to restore and encourage a good reading culture among Nigerians and as well set a convenient learning environment.
“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. Lucy Pearson, country director general.
“This will bring digital reading and learning through an easy to access platform directly to your computers and smart phones. Furthermore, we are offering free access to the platform for 3 months. I hope Nigerians sign up to this unique opportunity” Pearson
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.
Over 200 live theatre, film, opera, dance, and music productions from the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company and also curriculum-linked educational resources.
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 all over the world.