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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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Great Library with good collection

My kids love this place and go very often. Worldclass library. They have wide variety of books organized by sections. Truly worldclass library.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I found it har to go through the books and could not find what I was looknig for, so I can't say much about it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My kids love this place and go very often. Worldclass library. They have wide variety of books organized by sections. Truly worldclass library.

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

Took my kids to the library. They have a very good collection of the contemporary children books. Very spacious and calm atmosphere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is located near IIT and Anna university... Very calm and peace atmosphere will be there...those who wanted to more concentration can study here...books available less nimbers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful place for a bookworm like me. Just d avid collection of books was awesome not to mention d architecture; the lighting in d reading area. My daughters luvd d kids section with its digital library. Best place in chennai fr voracious readers. We lost ourselves DAT entire day

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was simply surprised to visit this library which I consider world class, It is spread over a vast plot in Kotturpuram. Access and parking is no hassle. Admission is free and the staff appear friendly and helpful, thought they are conversant more with Tamil.The collections are spread over 7 stories. On my first visit I could check out only... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

One of the largest libraries in Asia. Seven floors full of books and books only. Anna centenary library is one of the important attractions in Chennai. This library contains books of almost all the areas. Good ambiance. And Very well maintained. This library also has a Braille section. Also, you can read your books at 'Own book reading section'(But, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lots of collections available and book lovers will feel very happy to go through. Located in main area near guindy engg college & IIT

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The best library you will ever see, in the entire India. Am not sure how it is overseas, but would certainly say that you could name any thing and you would get them seen there in this library, It has an electronic version of many a fragile books dating centuries, it has collections for all age groups, students and all... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The best ever library i have seen in a long time is this one. the architectural brilliance and the ambience with good range of books make this library a must visit

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Address: Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: 044 22209999
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)

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