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The Anna Centenary Library

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Address: Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
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+91 44 2220 9999
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Must visit for book lovers

Has books for all ages even for the blind. Large variety of books(can find anything you are looking for) and a must visit in chennai.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has books for all ages even for the blind. Large variety of books(can find anything you are looking for) and a must visit in chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Anna Centenary Library has been set up as a modern library catering to diverse readership and research. Spanning across 6-7 stories, the collection ranges from classics, reference material, fiction and non fiction, childrens' and academic books. Given such a unique home to treasure trove, unfortunately the library lacks the subscribers it deserves. Many of the floors are empty except... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Good ambience and environment for active reading and to have a routine hobby as reading. Needs more development on latest books

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Its a great library, think about a shopping mall instead of shops full and full of books. Great place to sit and read and roam around.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

International & Global standard facilities, huge collection of books on all topics from Art,Science, Engineering and well known for research in life sciences

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

One of the best facility run by a state govt. lots of educational and reference materials avaialble for students of all subjects. Particularly useful for IAS/IPS/ Civil services aspirants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A paradise if you're a book lover. Refreshing to see a library so well maintained, with an impressive collection under their belt. Easily accessible by road as well. Large, spacious and well-lit. This one is for book lovers.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

A huge library full of books. The children's section has a lot of books which are way more than you can count.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I've been here with my family quite a few times and my daughters (8 and 6 years) love the place. Great books both in English and Tamil. Children who enjoy reading can easily spend a quality 2-3 hours browsing here. I've not yet been to the sections where they have books for adults.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The Anna centenary library is eight-storey structure and is South Asia's Largest library.It is a perfect retreat for all those who look forward to take a break by simply reading a book amidst the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the library.It has more than five lakhs books on various subjects.It has a Child section.tamil nadu book section,Braille sectoin etc.

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