The Anna Centenary Library

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The Anna Centenary Library
4.5
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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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vijay c
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
Best library in Chennai
Jan 2020
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
Written 15 February 2020
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Ansi
Munich, Germany12 contributions
very interesting
Jan 2020
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
Written 10 January 2020
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LostMySelfTraveling
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
Superb library
Jan 2019 • Family
It's an awesome library with lots of categories including children. You can study comfortably, peacefully. There is a facility for visually challenged or visually impaired. So it's a must visit place for the people who love.
Written 16 December 2019
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Sai B
21 contributions
Excellent Library
Oct 2019
Excellent library with lots of books, Build by Former Chief Minister M Karunanithi. Now its not well maintained as it was earlier
Written 1 November 2019
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ababushankar
Chennai (Madras), India72 contributions
Paradise for book lovers
Aug 2019
You can find books for all ages and interests. Children's section has books for children and teachers. The library has exclusive space for those who would like to study peacefully, with your own books and laptops
Written 9 October 2019
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nithyavasu
Chennai (Madras), India30 contributions
Reader
Sep 2019
excellent collection of books, good facilities and easy to access by any mode of transportation. well maintained kids section , good collection of periodicals, comfortable seating, well ventilated , full of energy and above all excellent space for visually challenged and IAS aspirants.
Written 1 October 2019
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Arul Prakash Samathuvamani
Chennai (Madras), India17 contributions
Knowledge Hub of Chennai
Jul 2019
Its one of the biggest libraries in Chennai. Other than "Read you Own Book" section, pretty much all other sections have some place for you to sit and read quietly without any disturbance. Its fully air conditioned. Engineering section could have better collection of books, most recognised author book are not available.
The place does not have a canteen. It does have a caffeteria, but other than tea, there is no choice in food.
Written 19 September 2019
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Deadman17
Mumbai, India568 contributions
Large collection of books
May 2019 • Solo
The library has a large collection of books and is a book lover's paradise. There are books for kids, teenagers as well as office goers. If you are studying for a competitive exam, then one should visit the place. One can study here in peace.
Written 30 June 2019
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Krishnaveni S
Chennai (Madras), India147 contributions
Amazing children's section
Apr 2019 • Family
It is a vast library, the largest in South Asia. It is located in kotturpuram. It has an amazing children's section where kids will love to go. It also has own book reading section, Braille section, regional language section. You can just go and read. No need of any membership. No borrowing of books allowed
Written 9 May 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India471 contributions
Wow
Dec 2018
The place itself speaks of its own history and the n.number of books available mesmerize us to spend more time here.the maintenance of the place can be increased for its not as it used to be.
Written 18 March 2019
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