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The Anna Centenary Library

Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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My favorite place in Chennai

You can find on any topic and most of the books are imported which one cant buy in his /her... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Must Visit

A beautiful place in Chennai where you have large volumes of books in 7 floors. Sad that this is... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
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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
Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2220 9999
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

You can find on any topic and most of the books are imported which one cant buy in his /her lifetime. The place is well maintained with AC and it has the perfect atmosphere for book lovers to read for longer hours. I usually spend...More

Thank PraveenMax
Reviewed 19 April 2016

A beautiful place in Chennai where you have large volumes of books in 7 floors. Sad that this is not maintained properly because of dirty politics by JJ.

Thank Gokhuls
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Just love it. Frequent it at least once a week. Great books in psychology and film are here. I love how they've managed to keep things consistently quiet here. But, I wish they'd put in a little more effort arranging the books. Also, a database...More

Thank Tamilian S
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The library is one of best with state of the art facilities and can be a best option to inculcate good reading habits to children. The children's section is designed so beautifully. Every other section is also arranged well and has a huge collection of...More

Thank snehaavi254
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Even though I visit this library 5 times a week ,I never get bored. It is completely filled with books for people of every age factor. The staffs are very kind and assistive. It has 7 floors and is completely filled with books (7 floors...More

Thank krish_rmsh
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Best place for students get the reference and study materials. Best place for the novel lovers. Library provides variety of books.Special section for the blind people. Kids section was really amazing. you can easy reach through public transportation.

Thank Gowthamcivilion
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Beautiful library with a huge children's section. Not to miss for any book lover, even if you are not just go to the place for visit, you will love it.

Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Well located it is right on the road called Gandhi Mandapam Road and not very far from anywhere. The library is large and the best part is the kids section. This is also meant to be a place to kindle their thoughts. After all they...More

Thank JumboMumbai
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The library is calm quiet and user friendly and well maintained.book lovers can use for long lovers and enjoy.a good cafeteria attached

Thank Sundaram R
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The arrangement and layout of children section is very user friendly and has wide range of collection.

Thank Mathangi15
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Response from Jojijoseph2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can take your note books inside to write down notes.
Nandhini R
22 July 2017|
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Response from Akin A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are!!
Niketh B
12 March 2017|
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Response from Xe10 | Reviewed this property |
Also, missed to add that- they start issuing tokens for the own book reading section much earlier(say about 0715-0730hrs) so one has to be early to pick up the tokens.they limit the token to 80-85 for first room. And I... More