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The Anna Centenary Library

Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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One of my favourite places in Chennai.

One of my favourite places in Chennai. Basically you will need one day to go a book tour for this... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
Best Place to Learn

Very Largest library,we have 9 floors of books with different categories.almost all the subjects.we... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
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Adding another feather to its intellectual cap, Chennai is now home to South Asia’s largest library. So if you are a book lover and need a break from the city’s commotion, this is the place for you. The Anna Centenary Library is an eight-story structure that has recently added to the city’s growing modern landscape in the Kotturpuram area. A Braille section, children’s corner, replica of the "Tree of Knowledge," an auditorium and an amphitheater make quite an impression on visitors.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of my favourite places in Chennai. Basically you will need one day to go a book tour for this place, then following days you can visit and start reading your favourite books. Well- maintained and lifts are available. The place is well furnished to...More

Thank tnbalaji90
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very Largest library,we have 9 floors of books with different categories.almost all the subjects.we also have digital library,you can also go with your notes and laptops to take notes.we have good speed of wifi.we can spend entire day from morning 10am to 8pm.we can also...More

Thank SIVA S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Built on 8 acres of land, the 9-floor library houses a total area of 333,140 sq. ft and has a capacity to accommodate 1.2 million books. We visited the library during summer vacation and could make it only the Children's section and not to all...More

Thank Srirambalaji S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I had been only to 3rd floor and found good interesting books on religion/philosophy. There are plenty of books on all topics and also you can search your book in the computer there.. which saves your time when you are looking for a particular book....More

Thank Trendsette
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is really good library with huge collection of books. The library has 8 floors with each floor dedicated for specific section. At the ground floor, there is a common reading section, wherein we can take our books and study peacefully. This is mostly used...More

Thank dinesh_j84
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Anna Centenary Library at chennai is government library and have a large collection of books, a must visit to see the scale of the collection

Thank Gugan_Ilango
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Must visit place for book lovers.. People doing research and preparing for tough exams won't get a better place than this.. I loved the psychology and geography division..! Lil bit maintenance needed near escalator side!

1  Thank Akin A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Since this library is on the road just near to my child s school I went in for a casual visit. But was enthralled by the very big spacious library with international standards with a very was varierty and collection of books magazines and references....More

Thank Karthik V
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I went to the Anna Centenary Library with my friend's son who was doing his PG and I was really amazed to find the facilities and collection of books, journals and magazines. The library is situated in a vast compound and the eight storied building...More

1  Thank Jojijoseph2005
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Vast book collection. I love this place so much and I feel so possesive that I dislike my fellow visitors.The best Place to study.

Thank Afrin S
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17 October 2017|
Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
Yes notebooks and laptops.
Nandhini R
22 July 2017|
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Response from Akin A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are!!
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Xe10 | Reviewed this property |
Also, missed to add that- they start issuing tokens for the own book reading section much earlier(say about 0715-0730hrs) so one has to be early to pick up the tokens.they limit the token to 80-85 for first room. And I... More