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!

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. 
  • Launch the web 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.
  • When you log in for the first time, follow the prompt to install the MyLOFT browser extension. 

eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics and Magazines by OverDrive

  • Click 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 click ‘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 Audiobooks to your computer to enjoy offline.
  • First, download the OverDrive app

Download for Mac

Download for Windows Desktop

Download for Windows 8 & 10

  • Once you’ve borrowed an audiobook, click ‘Download MP3 Audiobook’ Double click the downloaded file to open it in the OverDrive app.
  • Open the OverDrive app whenever you would like to access to a downloaded title.

Film, TV and Kids’ Videos by Kanopy

  • Go to ‘Films’ in the MyLOFT app and then ‘Add library card’.
  • Enter your email address in the Library Card Number box 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.
  • Log in to Kanopy with the account details you just set up.
  • To access children’s videos in the app, go to ‘Kanopy Kids’ in the top right corner.

Academic eBooks by Proquest

  • Go to ‘eBooks - Academic’ in the MyLOFT app. Search titles by keyword or browse by subject.
  • Select a title and click ‘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.
  • You will also be able to choose a loan period when downloading ebooks from Proquest.
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions whenever you would like to read to a downloaded title.

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

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

Need support? email libraries@britishcouncil.org.pk