The Anna Centenary Library, Chennai (Madras)

Peruse the massive collection of books, periodicals, braille editions, and audiobooks at The Anna Centenary Library, the largest library in South Asia. Established by the government of Tamil Nadu, the collection spans nine floors and 30,950 sq m (333,140 sq ft) of total floor space, affording you ample opportunity for research and entertainment. A good place to escape the heat and bustle of the city for a bit, the air-conditioned building is free to enter, and also has refreshments and food on offer. Put The Anna Centenary Library into our Chennai (Madras) road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Eight floors of books on various categories. Spacious entry/exit with Parking facilities , sign boards and rest rooms shows this place as a remarkable one. When I went, there are large number of high ...  more »
  • I believe this library is one of the most Peaceful and Knowledge gaining place in Chennai. The place where you can spend free time very useful. More number of books in different Language with differen...  more »
  • The location is very central and collections are really commendable. Lots of floors for each category of readers . Children have separate floor Competitive exam preparation may be done from here becau...  more »
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  • My Most favourite place in Chennai, Where you can spend your free time in valuable way. Here you can get more number of books in different Language with different Authors. #Kindly take your children once and explain them in brief. So they can improve there studying books from many authors. 🔖👍e
  • Books available here are vast in number. Online searching facility is available for books. One can Read all books here but can't take it. There is no Membership facility available here . * Special Area for Kids with innovative interiors. * Study Hall Available with limited seats (it will be occupied entirely as soon as the library is open) *Bags should be kept at the baggage counter near the entrance *Free Parking Facility Available *Canteen Facility Available *Hot & Cold Drinking Water Available *Lift Available Good Maintenance .
  • Wonderful place for the readers , it has 7 floors will all type books available in all fields. The ground and the first Floor are study rooms where you can bring your own books and study. Must visit place as it's Asia's biggest library
  • This is one of the best libraries I have ever seen across the world. The volumes here are amazing, caters every student in college/research life. Phenomenal collections across various subjects. Needs to be maintained properly to yield more value. Such libraries should be installed in all district head quarters.
  • A very good place for book lovers. Peaceful environment to study and a huge collection of books from all leading publishers. Can spend whole day studying peacefully.
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