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!

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Setting up your Digital Library account and logging in to the app

  • 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 app and select British Council as your institution. Then click ‘Sign into the British Council Digital Library’
  • On the next screen, select Pakistan from the country dropdown and log in with your email address and the password you just created.
  • You can now access all our digital library resources in one place on the MyLOFT mobile app!

Enjoy one-tap access to these resources in the MyLOFT app

  • Newspapers and Magazines by PressReader: Tap ‘Newspapers’
  • JStor Research: Tap ‘Database’
  • EBSCO Academic, Business and History Reference Centers: Tap ‘Academic’, ‘Business’ or ‘History’
  • Qello Concerts and Selector Radio: Tap ‘Concerts’ and ‘Music’
  • Infobase Professional Training: Tap ‘Training’
  • LearnEnglish Kids: Tap ‘Kids’

Academic eBooks by Proquest

  • Tap eBooks - Academic in the MyLOFT app. Search titles by keyword or browse by subject.
  • Select a title and tap ‘Read online’ to access instantly.
  • To download a title, hit ‘Download book’ and ‘Create account’. Enter your email address and set a password.
  • Select your device and click ‘Get Adobe Digital Editions’.
  • Once you’ve downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, ebooks you download will automatically open in the app.
  •  Open Adobe Digital Editions whenever you would like to read your downloaded titles.

eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics and Magazines by OverDrive

  • Tap the resource you wish to access in the MyLOFT app. Find eBooks under ‘Fiction’. Search titles by keyword or browse by Subject or Collection.
  • Select a title and tap ‘Borrow’ and then ‘Read/listen now in browser’ to access instantly.
  • Borrowed items are returned automatically after 7 days. To return an item early, go to ‘My Account’ and then ‘Loans’
  • You can also download eBooks and Audiobooks to enjoy offline.
  • First download the OverDrive app:

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  • Launch the OverDrive app and tap ‘Sign in’ and then ‘Sign in using library card’.
  • Search for British Council and select the first result ‘British Council Libraries Consortium’ Next, sign in with your MyLOFT login details.
  • When you borrow a title and tap ‘Download’, it will automatically open in the OverDrive app.

Film, TV and Kids’ Videos by Kanopy

  • Tap ‘Films’ in the MyLOFT app and then ‘Add library card’.
  • Enter your email address in the Library Card Number field and hit ‘Continue’
  • Next, enter your name and email address, and set a password to create your Kanopy account. Hit ‘Continue’. 
  • You will receive a verification email from Kanopy. Tap the ‘Verify email’ button in the message to finish setting up your account.
  • Download the Kanopy app to start watching video content on your mobile device.

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  • Launch the Kanopy app, tap ‘Log in’ and enter the account details you just set up.
  • To access children’s videos in the app, tap ‘More’ in the bottom right corner and then ‘Go to Kids’.

Need support? email libraries@britishcouncil.org.pk