The Anna Centenary Library, Chennai

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Peruse the massive collection of books, periodicals, braille editions, and audiobooks at The Anna Centenary Library, the largest library in South Asia. Established by the government of Tamil Nadu, the collection spans nine floors and 30,950 sq m (333,140 sq ft) of total floor space, affording you ample opportunity for research and entertainment. A good place to escape the heat and bustle of the city for a bit, the air-conditioned building is free to enter, and also has refreshments and food on offer. PutThe Anna Centenary Library into our Chennai road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Anna centenary library in Chennai is the biggest library in Asia. It houses vast collections of ancient manuscripts. Good resources for students preparing for competitive exams  more »
  • definetely worth to visit. you can spend here a day and it seems to be minutes.... We would definitely go again if we could. recommendable  more »
  • This is one of the best libraries I have been to. It has lots of facilities for a visitor. It caters to people of all ages and regions. It is state of the art in its amenities. It has children's area. Good car and two wheeler parking with security. Good auditorium is also there. Located in a central place of Educational zone, it is very easily accessible to public.
  • Knowledge factory. Every one should visit/utilize this library. Good atmosphere to study. Nowadays books reading habit reduced compare with earlier days due to mobile phone entry in society. I really feel that when I enter into this library study mind automatically stick with me. We can say it is Knowledge temple. One of my favorite place. Every parents should go with their kids/children's to induce book reading habits. Suggesting to library management to keep washrooms maintenance required. This is only the drawback point. Finally overall is Good.

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