The Digital Library app, powered by MyLOFT, enables instant access to all our digital resources in one place - on any device and with a single log-on.

Getting started with the Digital Library app on Android and iOS

Download MyLOFT on Google Play

Download MyLOFT on the App Store

Getting started with the Digital Library web app on Mac or Windows

The British Council Digital Library works with Chrome or Microsoft Edge and when you download the MyLoft application you will need to install the MyLoft extension.

Launch the digital library MyLOFT desk app

How to sign in:

  • Once your membership is activated, you will receive an email titled ‘Welcome to the British Council Digital Library’.
  • Click ‘Set Password’ in the email and choose a password for your Digital Library account.
  • Open the MyLOFT app either on your mobile or if you are using the web app you need to select the institute from the list: British Council
  • Click on “Sign into British Council Digital Library”. The sign-in page of British Council opens. Select the country you are registered in from the country dropdown and log in with your email address and the password you just created.


When you login the first time to the Digital Library App on your phone or any other smart device, you will receive a notification to add the VPN or you may get a prompt to install the MyLOFT browser extension. This is required to give single sign-on access to all the resources added in our Digital Library App. We do not track, manipulate, or monitor your personal usage using VPN.

If you need support, please contact us at and we will be pleased to help.

How to access the resources in the Digital Library