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The Anna Centenary Library

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Address: Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: 044 22209999
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Adding another feather to its intellectual cap, Chennai is now home to...
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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The new renovated library is very good with a great ambiance and a great collection of books on all topics. A must visit for children and students regularly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The new renovated library is very good with a great ambiance and a great collection of books on all topics. A must visit for children and students regularly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

State-of-the-Art architecture with spacious interiors, ample lighting and a vast collection of books. The braille section and children's section are awesome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

OMG I was awestruck after reaching this library. Its a massive structure in Chennai and it boasts of being one of the largest libraries in India!! You can find books of literally ALL subjects you can think of!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When I first visited this Library, I was thrilled. I have been to many Libraries abroad...this was even better than the ones I had visited. Huge library with an excellent collection, ambiance and a proper study environment. There are separate sections for each field including modern Languages, Braille, Art and Architecture, Science, Medicine etc.,and a separate floor for Children's books... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the biggest libraries in Asia with a lot of sections and titles. You would love to sit in the air conditioned library , switch on a table lamp in a quiet corner and dig deep into the books even without any membership. If bored leave the section or even leave the floor go to a corner in another... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

a very good initiative by the government. it has books relating to any topic under the sun. you name it and they have it here. books, newspapers, magazines, journals everything, in almost all the indian languages. they have a huge study room as well where many students pour in everyday for a quite atmosphere for them to read.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was one sunday, I went with my son to this Library. Very spacious, perfect silence and a little bit of latest technologies and many people to assist you are its attraction to go and study there. But books are limited only. The toilets are not properly maintained and thus they are stinking. Needs a little more attention to keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It is located at Kotturpuram, Chennai.Considered to be on of the biggest library in India & in Asia.This library has a huge collection of Books & also contain books for children. Excellent place for Book Lovers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Anna Centenary Library is an established state library of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is located at Kotturpuram, Chennai. it is the one of the largest libraries in Asia It is named after a former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, C. N. Annadurai.the no of walk in is very huge croud it is helps a lot of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is one of the biggest library in asia.During 2010 in memory of late annadurai and in memory of his 100th birth day the library was established at kottutpuram near adyar.The magnificiant library was constructed at a cost of about 170 crores with 8 floors with all latest facilities.This has been adjudged as the best no 1 library in asia.This... More 

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