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Book lovers' sojourn

It's a heaven for book lovers. Has a good collection of books that you can pick, find your corner... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chennai (Madras), India
Very nice for a public library

They have modelled it on the lines of the libraries in singapore. Kids section is amazing. Lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a heaven for book lovers. Has a good collection of books that you can pick, find your corner and blissfully spend as much time as you want. The search catalog computers were not working, but you can browse through the racks, find your pick...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have modelled it on the lines of the libraries in singapore. Kids section is amazing. Lot of books for kids to read and enjoy. Even other sections are good with ample place to sit and read. There are weekly events and activities for both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

I visited this library on my summer vacation.This library was built as a memory of Anna's 100th birthday.This library is highly facilitated with A/C.This library has 10 floors,and each floor has different book sections.The 1st floor is for children.And the last floor contains books about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank DayaMass
Reviewed 27 November 2018

My recent visit to this library was disappointing and saddening. I visited the Periodicals section on the 1st floor. The daily newspapers were current. However, I was shocked to find only June and July issues of India Today, Time etc. Magazines like Business India, Business...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vinod500
Reviewed 27 November 2018

It was nice to visit the library. It was a neat place. It was very peaceful as well. Very informative visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AshishS3612
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Massive library complex located in Chennai City. Its a literature lovers paradise and there are so many books available.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PriyaM857
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Its a massive library, one of its kind in whole of South India. Well kept place with literature of most of Indian languages.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nageswararao g
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Anna centenary Library is well organized library. it has every single feature what an ideal library has. though it is a silent library there is a room for louder section in the ground floor. this is not lending library but you can take picture of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank CharmDeepak
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Anna Centenary Library is very large building. you will get mostly all the books, silent place and very spacious location

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AnusreeP10
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a very nice library which has a wide variety of book on different subjects. Good ambiance and silent place. Good place for book lovers.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank vinodkhedkar
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4 December 2018|
Response from Traveller_uk555 |
Yes, you can take your own books and read
15 August 2018|
Response from Traveller_uk555 |
Yes, you need to register your laptop at the front gate
9 August 2018|
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Response from ilavarasi_sm | Reviewed this property |
No, I have read books there only and not possible to take home.