Libraries in ChennaiDuring your visit to Chennai you’re likely to come across numerous libraries depicting the art and culture of the southern corners of India. Besides magazines, newspapers and historical documents, these libraries would show you through a treasure of old books based on different subjects and topics.
Anna Centenary Library in Chennai:The
Anna Centenary Library covers wide range of subjects through its huge
collection of books. This has largely succeeded in enhancing the
popularity of this library.
Amongst all the Tamil libraries in this state, the ACL is one of the biggest nests of book lovers. Regulations laid down by M Karunanidhi are governing the ACL ever since its inception; it owes its name to C. N Annadurai, the former CM of Tamil Nadu.
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- Address: Anna Centenary Library
Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Surya Nagar, Kotturpuram
- Email Id : email@example.com
- Working Hours: 8 am to 9 pm
Adyar Library in Chennai:In 1886, Colonel Olcott had founded the Adyar Library and Research Centre. This library shows you through a nice and rare collection of the books written by its founder.
Besides a great collection of cultural, philosophical and religious works, some indo-logical publications that are considered rare have also been printed.
- Address: The Adyar Library and Research Centre
The Theosophical Society, Adyar
- E-mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Working Hours: 9am to 5pm
(Books are only issued upto 4:30 pm)
Except Mondays & National Holidays
Connemara Public Library in Chennai:In December 5, 1896, the Connemara Public Library was founded within the premises of the Pantheon complex in Egmore (Chennai).
The journals and books that lie within its collections are often not found in good condition due to their age.
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- Address: Connemara Public Library
Pantheon Road, Egmore
- E-mail Id: Librarian@connemarapubliclibrarychennai.com
- Working Hours: 9 am to 7.30 pm Without Break
(Sunday: 9.30 am to 6 pm)
Roja Muthiah Research Library in Chennai:In 1994, the Roja Muthiah Research library was founded with its treasure of Tamil culture and print heritage. The primary objective of this library is to enlarge the collective works of Roja Muthiah Chettiyar and protect them.
A few of his records exist since the beginning of eighteenth century. A few eminent Tamil scholars have access to his research materials and other facilities associated with his library; some 250000 items have been found amongst his collections.
Amongst a variety of South Asian collections constituting Tamil works, Roja’s collections have established a unique place due to their outstanding class and quality.
- Address: 3rd Cross Road
CPT Campus, Taramani
- Email Id: email@example.com
- Working Hours: 9:30 am -5 pm
(Lunch: 1 pm to 1:30 pm)
Closed on Second Saturday
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Some Other Libraries in Chennai are:
- American Library:
Address: Anna Salai, Mt Rd, Triplicane, Chennai
Phone: 044 2811 2000
- Arul Nithi Library:
Address: C-218, 1st Floor, Alli Kulam Shopping Complex
Moore Market, Park Town, Chennai -03
- Choolaimedu Islamic Library:
Address: 71/24, Vanniar Street
Phone: 044 - 24731568
- District Central Library:
Address: 735, Anna Salai, Chennai
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