The first mobile application for the British Council’s digital library is open free of charge to Tunisian Internet users over the age of 18.
The British Council Tunisia announced, in a press release issued on Monday, that this application has been launched in Tunisia since August 5, 2020, during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions.
According to the same source, the British Council launched, in June 2020, this digital library in partnership with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tunisia, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education. The aim is to provide members with free access to a unique collection of books, newspapers, magazines and much more, the same source reads.
This online library provides users with access to a unique collection of thousands of electronic and audio books, newspapers and magazines. Users can access it free of charge by registering throughout August at https://www.britishcouncil.tn/fr/anglais/enligne//bibliotheque-numérique.
The library includes 2,400 full-text newspapers from more than 100 countries, 4,000 magazines and more than 3,000 e-books and audio books from all major publishers and authors. It offers over 1,500 on-demand concert clips and music documentaries, films of all genres, over 600 productions of the best of British theatre and children’s comics.
Academic books are available to academics including 100,000 e-books in all fields of study including anthropology, business, economics, computer science, engineering, fine arts, law, life sciences, medicine, physical sciences and psychology. They have access to training in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, google Docs and IPap.
“In these difficult times, we want to continue to offer Tunisians the best in knowledge and resources available in the UK. Our vision is that the future of the UK depends on the interaction of people from different cultures, living together, driven by common aspirations for knowledge, but also for mutual trust and respect. Today, more than ever, we need to facilitate cultural exchanges and collaborative initiatives. We invite you to access this great treasure of creativity and culture,” said Robert Ness, Director of the British Council.
The British Council is a UK organisation for education and cultural relations. Founded in 1934, it is a public, non-profit organisation with a presence in over 100 countries, in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.