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Opening timings for the anna centenary library

Closed on National holidays.
All days of the week
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM(Other Sections)
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM(Own Book Section)

the anna centenary library overview

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Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kottupuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
contact
+91-44-22201011
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All days of the week
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM(Other Sections)
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM(Own Book Section)
Closed on National holidays.

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about the anna centenary library

A bibliophile's idea of paradise, The Anna Centenary Library in Chennai is a humongous library spread over 9 floors with a collection of some 550,000 books. The largest of its kind in Tamil Nadu, the library has a seating capacity of 1250 people, being visited by some 2,700 people on an average every day. Exceedingly organized, the library is divided into separate sections with each floor dedicated to different subject matters.


There's a very well equipped Braille section for the visually challenged that has some 1,500 Braille books as well as ebooks and audiobooks in the The Anna Centenary Library . The children's section is a sheer delight with its extensive collection covering practically every subject matter. The Own Book Reading section is a boon for those who have their nose forever buried between a book and want nothing but peace. Here you can carry your reading material including laptops and read and work in relative calmness. Then there are Periodical sections, Tamil Books section and a English Books section. Additionally, there is an auditorium, two conference halls as well as an amphitheater on the terrace.

When hunger forces you to tune in to the real world, no need to venture out of The Anna Centenary Library , just head over to the in-house food court for a filling meal. The library is lit with fresh daylight seeping in from the seven storey atrium and has service areas flanking the western end to prevent solar radiation. This incredible institution was built in 2010 by C.N. Raghavendran.

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The Anna Centenary Library traveller reviews

15 The Anna Centenary Library reviews
Mohan Sundaram
Mohan Sundaram
The Best Library in Chennai
Mar 26 2015
I love the magazine section on the 1st floor. It has almost all the English magazines both Indian and Foreign magazines like Time, The Economist, Forbes to name a few. it's sad that even those nearby are not aware of this and all these magazines rema ...... read more
Preethi Rajprakash
Preethi Rajprakash
Worst ever library in india
Mar 03 2015
The worst library i ever came across considering all the hype it has, they failed to deliver the basic need of a wifi access which they claim they have in their online pages, and highly unprofessional set of staffs at the reception, well i would say ...... read more
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