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The Anna Centenary Library

Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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need to improve a lot...less collections and lacking basic amenities. assistance staff not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vijmail99
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Chennai (Madras), India
The good library

The library is huge and lots of books 📚 to read and study and understand. People who likes to read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madhan K
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
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+91 44 2220 9999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

need to improve a lot...less collections and lacking basic amenities. assistance staff not available for help

Thank vijmail99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The library is huge and lots of books 📚 to read and study and understand. People who likes to read its a good place. Can get all types of books to boost our knowledge Must visit place for book lovers

Thank Madhan K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Anna Centenary Library to see the palm leaf scripts, which were a unique find. We hoped to get our readings done there as well but it was more so just to see. A huge library, a great place to explore when you want...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Anna Centenary Library (ACL) is a newly established state library of the Government of Tamil Nadu. One of the largest libraries in Tamil Nadu, it is located at Kotturpuram, Chennai. A big boost to book lovers, it is said to be South Asia's largest...More

1  Thank Keertan
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A Library which is really peaceful for studying...and has a good infrastructure and contains a lot of books which is useful for research people...

2  Thank Raghul J
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Eight floors of books on various categories. Spacious entry/exit with Parking facilities , sign boards and rest rooms shows this place as a remarkable one. When I went, there are large number of high school or college students using the facilities in many of the...More

Thank Suresh C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I believe this library is one of the most Peaceful and Knowledge gaining place in Chennai. The place where you can spend free time very useful. More number of books in different Language with different Authors. Kindly bring your children's once and explain them in...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The location is very central and collections are really commendable. Lots of floors for each category of readers . Children have separate floor Competitive exam preparation may be done from here because it gives calm atmosphere. Some good educational program also conducted

Thank IRSRAMKI
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This place can be used by the students to study and clarify the doubts as there are large collection of books in the library. this is very usefull for the UPSC and other government exam candidated who feel some sort of disturbance at home. This...More

Thank Nirmal R
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

It is a very calm place in the midst of a bustling city. Best place to read and gain knowledge. Extensive collection of books. So spacious

Thank keerthi2012
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Ananth S
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Response from BhaarathPhotography | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use it, Near study table you have plug point also. So you can use it. You can bring your own books also and I believe this place is very peaceful for reading, Kindly make use of it. Wish you all the best for... More
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arunkumars2013
16 December 2017|
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Response from JojijosephTDPA | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sufficient car parking and two wheeler parking is arranged there.
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TanaySai
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People of all ages are allowed inside
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