A female student reading in a library

British Council

Our library stocks a wide range of resources for learning English support. It's a great place to study, develop your coursework and access the internet. Our librarians are on hand to offer advice on the best resources to support your English studies. Please remember, you need your student card to use the facilities.

Join our library and get access to:

  • Language learning materials - available at all levels, these materials are designed to help you improve your writing, listening and speaking English skills. Resources include: Cambridge and IELTS exam practice books, grammar and skills books, graded readers, reference books and listening materials.
  • DVD library - we offer a wide range of DVDs, covering  film, television drama, comedy, documentaries, and educational programmes. Many of our DVDs have optional subtitles in English.
  • Computers - for you to practise your English using specially designed software and links to useful internet sites, and free WiFi.
  • Quiet Space - for study.
  • Study guides - supplementary materials menus and writing menus for your level. The materials are organised by level, and marked with different colours to make them easy to find.


  • If you are studying with us here you are already a member of our library!
  • Do three courses with us from October and you can use the library all through the summer.
  • Even if you haven't studied with us, you can join our library. You can take out a quarterly membership for three months, or you can become a member for twelve months.
for four months' membership €40
for fifteen months' membership €120
  • As soon as you register for a course with us you can use our library services straightaway and start studying before your classes begin.

Our opening times and contact details

From October to May




Saturday 09.30-17.00
*No loan service

The library will remain closed from 23/12/19 to 07/01/20.

During the Summer the library will be open from Monday to Friday at the following times:

03-24 June 19 13.00-20.00
25-28 June 19 10.00-17.30
01-31 July 19 11.00-18.30
01-31 August 19 08.15-15.30
01-30 September 19 11.30-19.00

Address: Pº General Martínez Campos, 31, 28010 Madrid

For more information, email: library.Madrid@britishcouncil.es

or telephone during opening hours: 91 337 35 07

To renew your loans email: renewalsmmc@britishcouncil.es

Borrowing rules

  • To use the library, students must present their ID card, passport or driving licence.
  • At any one time, students may borrow three graded readers or novels,  one book & CD combined, and two DVDs.
  • Loans are for two weeks, and students should make the return or renewal of borrowed on or before the date indicated on the piece of paper called "due back", located on the inside of the book or DVD material. The renewal of the loan is possible when another student is not waiting for the same material. Renewals can be made by telephone or email.

Late return of materials will incur a fine:

  • 10 cents per day per book (maximum 5€)
  • 50 cents per day per DVD (maximum 5€)

Loss of materials will incur replacement costs.

Library rules

  • Food and drink may not be brought into the Library.
  • Please inform library staff of any problems with materials or equipment.
  • You are kindly requested to switch off your mobile phones.
  • Websites which offend other students are forbidden.