@British reopens at the Bucharest Metropolitan Library

Starting this autumn, the @British collection opens for all readers in Bucharest, within a new partnership with the Bucharest Metropolitan Library.

Thus, we are waiting for you to enjoy for free the over 10,000 English-language resources of the library @British in its new home, at the Bucharest Metropolitan Library.

Through the new partnership, we bring together the experience of the British Council and the Metropolitan Library in the management of cultural programmes and libraries, so that you can now enjoy, unlimitedly and for free, the unique collection of English-language resources @British, and explore British literature and the joy of reading in English through new cultural events and programmes.

The new @British offices

You will be able to find the materials for children at the Bucharest Metropolitan Library, in the Ion Creangă branch, on 10 Christian Tell street, and the collection for adults, together with the exam preparation materials, at the headquarters, Mihail Sadoveanu, on 4 Tache Ionescu street. The collection of DVDs and audiobooks will be available at the George Enescu Media Library, in 4 Mihai Bravu street. The collection is currently being cataloged. You will only be able to access it in the reading rooms. It will take a while for you to borrow resources.

How to access your collection

To access the @British collection, you only need a subscription to the Bucharest Metropolitan Library. The subscription is free, and you can activate it at any branch of the Metropolitan Library, with just your id card. See here more details.

Your membership will give you access both to the @British collection, as well as all the materials available at the Metropolitan Library.

@British events

We are preparing new events around the collection @British from its new location at the Bucharest Metropolitan Library. If you want to keep up to date with the latest news, follow us on Facebook  or subscribe to our newsletter.

Tell us your story with us

Over time, the @British collection has been a symbol for Bucharest. When we listen to the stories of those who have crossed its threshold, we have the certainty that libraries change lives. On this transformation, we want to create a gallery of stories both online and at the Metropolitan Library.

If you've been part of the library community @British before, we'd love to know your story too! Tell us what the library meant to you.

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