ALGIERS- The British Council has put on Tuesday, in Algiers, its online digital library which gives Algerian subscribers free access to many cultural, educational and scientific contents.
The launch of this digital library, rich with thousands of books, newspapers, electronic books and recordings, among others, took place during a ceremony at the Palace of Culture Moufdi-Zakaria in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Malika Bendouda.
This project “reflects the depth of cultural relations between Algeria and the United Kingdom and also confirms the desire to preserve in all circumstances the ties of exchange and rapprochement” between the two peoples, the minister underlined during her address.
The launch of this digital platform was “an opportunity to strengthen bilateral cultural relations” which, she said, will be supported in the future by other cooperation projects.
For his part, the British ambassador to Algeria, Barry Lowen, said that putting this library online is a “prelude” to the development of the partnership between his country and Algeria, particularly in the field of culture. which, he argued, is a “foundation for the development of the knowledge economy”.
The director of the British Council, Orlando Edwards, welcomed the “interest of Algeria in facilitating cultural exchanges between the two countries”.
The British Council’s digital library gives students, researchers and English culture enthusiasts free access to thousands of digital documents in various fields including culture, science and education.
Electronic and audio books, newspapers, magazines, comics, graphic novels, theater performances, web series or even music concerts are available free of charge via the website: www.britishcouncil.dz
In addition to academic books in all university disciplines such as; anthropology, fine arts, literature and economics, the library also offers its members the possibility of practicing English.
Founded in 1934, the British Council, a public organization funded by the British government and dedicated to the fields of education and cultural relations, is present in more than 100 countries, notably in the fields of art, culture, and the English language.