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Connemara Public Library

Pantheon Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 60008, India
+91 44 2819 3751
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Late afternoon visit

I reached the venue following an advertisement in the newspaper that a special section of the old... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Sri S
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A big and an old library in Chennai

The library has old books and different sections. It is one of the best places for people who love... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Arun R
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Pantheon Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 60008, India
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I reached the venue following an advertisement in the newspaper that a special section of the old block has been open for public viewing. we entered..no entry fee.crossed the periodicals section on the first floor.went past a corridor. climbed down and then up..we entered the...More

Thank Sri S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The library has old books and different sections. It is one of the best places for people who love books and you can also find a small browsing center. There is a section of the library is not accessible to public and they have restricted...More

4  Thank Arun R
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It is the one of the old libraries.It is located at Egmore,Chennai.It is next to government museum.This library is named after Lord Connemara (Governor Of India) in the year 1896. It is the place where copies of all books and papers are available which are...More

1  Thank GhiriTharan
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Good collection of Books ! From newspapers to Books they have everything to make you study ! The place is adjoining the Museum !! Nearby there is a play area for Children. Annual Membership facility is there (renewable every year) Fee is very little

1  Thank Narasimhan G
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

A huge collection of books. You can find some old.. rare books here. Not jus the library, the nearby museum and the surrounding lawns are a good spot for some peaceful time and get soaked in the history. Very very cheap and very good place...More

Thank Shankar N
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

At first, you enter the "new" building. It is shocking to see all the books rotting in the shelves, the claustrophobic rooms ... the years of neglect. But when you manage to find the way across to the old library (reading room first floor right...More

4  Thank Heiko L
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is one of the famous and old libraries in Asia. Here you can find lot of old books and there are many sections as well. People who love reading must visit this place atleast once.

1  Thank Karan002
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The public library is interesting but if you go out of the main library using the overhead tunnel bridge you will come to a part that is not open to the public but is a real hidden gem, beautiful stained glass windows, fantastic old teak...More

5  Thank Kymosavvy
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a well known public library in Chennai and its collection is huge. The library can be visited if you are a book lover

1  Thank Sundeepgupta
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

One of the National Depository Libraries in India which would receive a copy of all the books, newspaper & periodicals published in India. It has a mammoth collection but readers misplace the books which makes is extremely difficult to locate the book we're looking for.

2  Thank friendlypradeep
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praba s
15 February 2018|
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Response from Narasimhan G | Reviewed this property |
Hi M'me, this Library keeps only last 5 years' newspapers.. that is in this current year 2018 , we can look for newspapers of 2013 and subsequent yearrs( till date) Suggest you may look up the google search....
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Nirmala K
22 December 2017|
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Response from Narasimhan G | Reviewed this property |
Yes,Open, saturday till 7.30 pm sunday till 6 pm
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Akin A
18 November 2017|
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Response from Narasimhan G | Reviewed this property |
Yes Sirs
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