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The Anna Centenary Library

Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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must see for book lovers

I am sure you will be amazed by the sophisticated facilities and the humongous size of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
World Class

Superb, fully air conditioned, Amazing book collections. Silent environment, Places for family and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johnson G
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure you will be amazed by the sophisticated facilities and the humongous size of the library.Go there if you are a book lover or not just to experience it

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb, fully air conditioned, Amazing book collections. Silent environment, Places for family and children for gain skills

Thank Johnson G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The access was smooth. Bear in mind that you need to deposit all your bags at the entrance while getting the access. Once in, smooth approach and proper guidance on what to find on which floor. The kids section is so beautifully planned and the...More

Thank Angelrun29
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!

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16 December 2017|
Response from Jojijoseph2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sufficient car parking and two wheeler parking is arranged there.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Srirambalaji S | Reviewed this property |
There is a children's section in the library. The kids will love it as there are so many books and a small play place inside the kids section.
17 October 2017|
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Response from Jojijoseph2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can take your note books inside to write down notes.