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As a library member, you can enjoy access to books, DVDs and videos, newspapers, magazines and journals, the internet, interactive multimedia and online resources.

My Account

If you are a library member, log on to your account here to reserve or renew books.

Lending service

Please check our online library catalogue here to find out our collections. 

If you are an individual member, you can: 

  • borrow 5 books/periodical at a time for a period of 2 weeks
  • borrow 5 DVDs and 2 audio CDs for 2 weeks 
  • use the Self-access Centre and free Wi-Fi for Internet access

If you are a family member, you can:

  • borrow 15 books and 3 DVDs at a time for period of 2 weeks
  • borrow 2 audio CDs
  • up to 3 persons can use the library (1 person must be under 18 years old.)
  • use free Wi-Fi and children terminals for Internet access

If you are an online member, you can:

  • get full access to digital resources 

If you are a Library Plus member, you can:

  • borrow 5 books/periodical at a time for a period of 2 weeks
  • borrow 5 DVDs and 2 audio CDs for 2 weeks 
  • use the Self-access Centre and free Wi-Fi for Internet access
  • get full access to digital resources 

Library Orientation

 Join our library orientation session where we will tell you:

  • How to use RFID machine (self check-in/out)
  • How our books are arranged
  • How to use the Self-access Centre (listening room)
  • How to use our online resources & other useful tips

We conduct orientation sessions for library regularly. Please check the next sessions here. Members and non-members can register by contacting our library at 95 (1) 370933 (Ext. 3316) or library.enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org if you want to join one of the sessions. Please bring your library member card or ID card or passport to enter the British Council premises. 

Volunteer Programme

Give yourself a literary boost and become a Library Volunteer for 4 months! 

The British Council Library is one of the busiest libraries in Yangon and requires the help of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of our growing membership.

If you are interested in our volunteer programme, you should:

  • be committed to a weekly schedule
  • work a minimum of 9 hours per week
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • love working with people and books
  • enjoy the work that goes into making library materials, programmes and services available to all.

Our volunteer programme starts every April, August and December. We will announce detail information for the volunteer application process on our Facebook page when the date is near.

Renewing your membership card

All cards will expire after a set period of time. You can find out the expiry date on your membership card. If you try to check out or renew an item that will be due back after your card has expired the transaction will be blocked.

If you would like to renew your card, please visit our library at 78, Kanna Road, Kyauktada Township, Yangon with the relevant membership fees. Membership fees for different membership types can be check here.


Our library usually organises public events as well as exclusive events for members including workshops, seminars and exhibitions. You can find details of our upcoming events here.


We would love to hear your thoughts, problems or concerns with our library services so we can improve! Fill out the form here and we will get back to you soon.