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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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Quiet place to do some reading in Chennai

I was recommended to do a visit here to have some quiet reading time. It has a large reading space arranged in different floors and is very quiet. If you want to escape from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was recommended to do a visit here to have some quiet reading time. It has a large reading space arranged in different floors and is very quiet. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Chennai city, this place is highly recommended. on the flip side, there are few provisions for plugging in your computer... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

will simply say this as the gift of chennai,with thousands of books and the ambiance is really good for reading

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

must visit library. the place is so silent and calm and i recommend all the book lovers to visit this place. the only bad thing happened during my visits was they didnt allowed me to take any books home and nobody knew when will the membership process starts. but i admire the place and i appreciate the govt initiation to... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the best place for students, especially those doing college. It was my favourite place to study when I did my engineering. There are almost every possible books which you will be looking for. The place is well maintained and silent. Nice place to study. The atmosphere itself is perfect motivation to learn.

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

What can i say for this Asia,s BIGGEST LIBRARY just get in, choose your favourite department and read what you like.

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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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San Francisco, California
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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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