British Council Iaşi library

Our collection

Our library offers you easy access to English language materials such as books and DVDs on a wide variety of topics including: management, marketing, advertising, public relations, information technology, social sciences, arts, literature, personal development as well as exam preparation materials.

View the British Council Iasi Library book collection (PDF, 411KB).

How to join

To join our library in Iasi, choose the membership option that suits you (membership options are explained in the section below). Then, follow the instructions on how to join.

Membership types

We have a range of different membership types, with different fees and loan limits.

Irrespective of the membership type, all members can access any available resource on the library premises.

 Membership types 

Services and loan limits per visit 

  Fee (RON)


(1 year)

(6 months)

loan: 6 books, 4 DVDs/CDs, 2 magazines, 2 exam preparation materials




Youth / Seniors

(1 year)

for pupils, students and seniors

loan: 6 books, 4 DVDs/CDs, 2 magazines, 2 exam preparation materials 60

English Teachers

(1 year)

loan: 6 books, 4 DVDs/CDs, 2 magazines, 3 exam preparation materials 70


(6 months)

loan: 3 exam preparation materials 30


(1 year)

for children aged 7-13

loan: 4 books, 3 DVDs/CDs, 1 exam preparation material

'The Reading Challenge' activities


Teaching Centre

(1 year)

for Teaching Centre customers

loan: 6 books, 4 DVDs/CDs, 2 magazines, 2 exam preparation materials



(1 day)

On-premises access to all resources

Free internet access

Free photocopies (10 pages)


* Iasi library membership gives you access to all three British Council libraries in Romania. 


You can personalise your membership by choosing an add-on.

Membership add-ons Fee ( RON)
Add a family member to the card 20

2 additional loan materials

(except exam preparation materials)


Change your lending structure

(except exam preparation materials)



Only registered members are allowed to access library resources.

We reserve the right to cancel membership in case of serious infringement of regulations.

Members must produce their membership card on request. The membership card is not transferable.

The membership fee is non-refundable. If you are unable to further benefit from our services, you can transfer your membership to another person, without an additional fee. The new holder can use the membership until the expiry date of the card.

Contact us if you would like more information on which membership type is best for you. 

Membership discounts and special offers

  • Disabled persons can become library members free of charge.
  • If you are already a member and decide to renew your library membership card within one month after its expiry date, you will benefit from a 10% discount. This discount only applies if you renew your membership in the same library that you were registered with previously.
  • International student identity card holders also benefit from a 10% discount on membership fees.
  • As a birthday present, we give you a 50% discount for all library membership types which are purchased throughout the month of your birthday. 
  • If you refer a friend and they join the library, you can add an additional item to your loan limit (except exam preparation materials).

Loan periods, fines and charges

Books can be borrowed for three weeks.

Magazines, periodicals, CDs and DVDs can be borrowed for one week.

You can renew borrowed materials once, provided they have not been reserved by another library member. We will notify you by email or SMS once the item is returned. We will hold the item for one week only. You will have to pay the reservation fee even if you do not borrow the item.

Only you and a close relative, nominated by you, can use your membership. Materials can only be borrowed on presentation of your membership card.

Daily overdue fine Fee (RON)
Books/ magazines/ periodicals/ DVDs/ CDs (per item) 1

You must pay any overdue fines within one month of receiving them. If you do not, we will suspend your membership.

Charges Fee (RON)
Replacement membership card 20
Lost/ damaged materials catalogue price + 10% 
Partially damaged materials 25 - 50% of the catalogue price
English language level test 15
Reservation of library materials 2
Photocopies (per page) 0.5

Address and opening hours

Address: 4 Pacurari Street, Iasi 700511

E-mail address: 

Call us +4 0232 316 159 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.00 - 16.00)

Our Iași centre (4 Păcurari Street) is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 16:00.

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