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National Library

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Address: Belvedere, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 027, India
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+91 33 2479 1381
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easily accessible

this place is easily accessible as it is in the center of Kolkata. almost all the books are available for enthusiasts

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chandra P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is easily accessible as it is in the center of Kolkata. almost all the books are available for enthusiasts

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard so much about this library being India's biggest library with books in millions. However, when I visited the library it is not quiet what I expected. But if we talk about the ambience, it is pure bliss to sit, read and relax. Why to visit this place ? A paradise for book lovers. India's Biggest library, why... More 

Thank Sumit A
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a dream house for a reader who loves to read. it is also an information stored place because here are present much rear copies of the book which are generally present in the local market. also, it's known as a haunted place in Kolkata but personally I do not believe it.

Thank mandybose6
Ujjain, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every Indian should know about it. We may get information about different subjects. Very good collection of books are available here.

Thank ndave2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calcutta Public Library was established in 1836. It was not a Government institution. It ran on a proprietary basis. Any subscriber paying Rs 300 at one time or in three instalments was considered a proprietor. Poor students and others were allowed to use the library free of charge for a specified period of time. The then Governor General, Lord Metcalf... More 

Thank chefmoonu
Farakka, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The national library is by far the biggest public library in India by volume of books, journals and other literary collections. If you're looking for some books that ran out of publication or some of the oldest journals in this country or of abroad you're in the right place

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an iconic library with a heritage building and a treasure trove of information with all its collections.

Thank Suvarghya
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is one of the famous library in India. There are many types of books, journals, articles available.

Thank Amit P
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

very good collection of books and verity verity of books are available there to read and to know and take advantages of this library.most visiting place for students.

Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you require any book which is out of publication, National Library is the only place where you can get it. Its collections are immense. The reading room is quiet and without any distractions. Its really a places where you can enjoy your scholarly studies.

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