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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
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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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Net and well maintained with a large collection of books

This place is probably one of the best maintained public libraries in Chennai. They have given a corporate look and feel here with top notch security, neat and comfortable seating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is probably one of the best maintained public libraries in Chennai. They have given a corporate look and feel here with top notch security, neat and comfortable seating arrangements, bright rooms and a great collection of books. Must visit place for all bookworms.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The library is in dire need of attention. The structure itself is new and spacious, however the collection of books is more suited for regional literature lovers (even there, I cant vouch for the collection). Those wanting to do some research, there are no plug points for you to plug in your laptops. Stick to pen and paper. Refreshments are... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

again and again this place make me to visit it was an amazing place to spend time and to gain knowledge

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This modern Library is one of the best additions to the Chennai's public Libraries. The building and surroundings is fantastic. The collections are great. The best part is the exclusive floor with some lovely collections for Children. A must visit place for families and also for visitors.

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Thank LeenaGS
Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is Government aided learning center.But not providing the useful access in net.Simply providing wiki information it not make sense. Even using chrome browser,accessing gmail have restriction. Then how to take notes. Always user must bring notes not necessary. I dont know as you will take steps for this. If steps has been taken can appreciate.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

In fact, Anna Centenary Library is one among the landmarks for Chennai city. However, the library has not been utilised properly. The maintenance is found to be very poor and books are not available and in case the library is utilised by providing more books, it can become one among the best libraries in the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is Asia's biggest library. The collection of books is amazing. The government of Tamilnadu should concentrate to develop the facilities in this library

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Anna Centenary Library MONTH OF VISIT : March 2016. LOCATION : On the Gandhi Mandapam road, Kotturpuram, large building easily identifiable. OPENING HOURS : 8 am to 9 pm everyday except Sunday. Parking available. THE "GOOD"s : -Huge library with collections in almost every subject and study, includes a BRAILLE library. -Also has a special section for children. -Centrally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A big library with variety of books and all at the main city.. and the environment is also so neat...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you are avid book reader, just knock out the doors of this library a great collection of precious vaults which you would add to your thoughts. Absolute fantastic collection of books.

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