The Asiatic library is free and great place to read books and newspapers. You have to sign it to go inside and photography is not allowed. The library is build in Greco roman style and has 8 Doric columns and 30 steps leading into the library.
It has one of the two original copies of Dante's "Divine Comedy", though on inquiring at the office the staff mentioned that the copy is in the State Bank of India locker and hence not viewable, a shame for such a rare manuscript. The fee to become a member is Rs 1500 and you have to be referred by an existing member.
The place is good for photographers since photographers can get creative with the 8 columns and the steps.
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