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The Anna Centenary Library

Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
044 22209999
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kozhikode, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A very good place for those who seek continued improvement,. for all sorts of profession. a well maintained and a large collection of books available.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visit , the Centenary Library, each floor different type of subjects ..from medicines to astrology to astronomy ..to literature and what not ...if you are lost where to find what just go to the computer keot in the entrance of each floor ..type the autors name and the book you are looking for ...you know where you can find it... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have never need to a library like this within India. Best of its kind. Hope it remains like this for ever.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is one of the biggest collection & biggest library with huge collection of all kinds of books. It is located now in a new building in one of the prime area of Chennai making it easier to access.

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madurai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

well maintained library. if any one visits the library, awareness will be created for reading books. most helpful for every one.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I like reading novels and thus this was the best library i have ever seen with books on all topics internet access such a peacfull environment to just sit and read !! wow loved it to the core

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A govt library but looks and is equipped much better than any private library, 7 floors of awesomeness...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Excellent library run by the Tamil nadu government is free for the visitors and avid bookworms. Be careful : no water bottles, no food items, complete baggage scan and whisking by security staff at the entrance. The library is very well maintained and the Children section is a very major attraction and has wide range of books and activity. Audio-visual... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You can take your kids to this wonderful library where one can see big sized books and various comic books The place is well maintained and one can take a sit on the clean colourful tables and read peacefully. Guindly national park, Birla planetorium and Anna library are close by..walking distance..you can enjoy a planned one day holiday out there... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We just walked in to check out what the big building was about... Its a normal but big library.. Probably good for students since it has reading halls/study halls. Bad cafe inside tho...

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