List of libraries in India

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List of largest libraries in India

A library is a collection of similar resources and resources, made available to the specified community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to content, and perhaps physical structure or room, or visual space, or both. For all those learning addicts, here is a list of 10 libraries to visit in India with amazing collections:

1. THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF INDIA

Location: KOLKATA

Established Year: 1836

It is the largest library in the country in terms of capacity and the Indian public library. It spreads over an area of ​​30 hectares. It contains 26,41,615 books as well as other magazines, maps, manuscripts, etc. The history of the National Library began with the construction of the Calcutta Public Library in 1836. It was opened to the public on February 1, 1953.

2. DELHI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Location: NEW DELHI

Established Year: 1951

It is the busiest Public Library in South Asia. It has a collection of about 18 lakh books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi, and other Indian languages ​​- almost all subjects are represented in their collection. The library is also the 4th library approved under the provisions of the Delivery of Books & Newspaper (Public Libraries) Act 1954

3. SARASWATHI MAHAL LIBRARY 

Location: TANJORE, TAMIL NADU

Established Year: 1918

It is housed inside the Thanjavur Palace campus and had been renamed the royal library of the Nayak Kings of Thanjavur. It has a rare collection of palm-leaf manuscripts in various languages ​​of the Indian subcontinent. In 1998, the library installed computers to perform library functions.

4. ANNA CENTENARY LIBRARY, CHENNAI

Location: CHENNAI

Established Year: 2010

The fully built area for this central library is 3.75 lakh sq. Ft., Covering the earth with eight floors and has a collection of 5 lakh books. It also has a Braille section for the needs of blind students. It also has a Braille section for the needs of blind students. It has a large Assembly Hall that can accommodate 150 members

5. KRISHNADAS SHAMA CENTRAL LIBRARY

Location: GOA

Established Year: 1832

It was founded on September 15, 1832, by Vice Roy Dom Manuel de Portugal in Castro as ‘Publica Livraria’. The status of the Library was upgraded to that of the National Library on February 15, 1897. It contains more than 1.8 lakh books in various languages. The full collection of freedom is now over 40,000 volumes

6. ALLAHABAD PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALLAHABAD

Location: ALLAHABAD, UP

Established Year: 1864

It has a collection of about 1.25 lakh books on various subjects. It has rare Arabic manuscripts along with papers of Parliament

7. SMT. HANSA MEHTA LIBRARY, BARODA

Location: BARODA, GUJARAT

Established Year: 1950

The fully built area of ​​the Library is 80,025 sq. M. Ft. It has one largest Reading Room of 10,600 sq. M. Ft. Which can accommodate about 1100 students at a time. It has an impressive collection of rare books that include older books such as those written back in the sixteenth century. About 3,500 books are stored in this valuable collection, which contains some outstanding, unpublished articles.

8. CONNEMARA PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHENNAI

Location: CHENNAI, TAMILNADU

Established Year: 1896

It is one of the four National Depository Libraries, which receive a copy of all books, newspapers, and periodicals published in India. It serves as a depository library for the UN

9. STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Location: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA

Established Year: 1829

It has a complete collection of 3,67,243 documents in various languages ​​such as English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit in various subjects. The library registers 27 diaries and 215 journals including foreign ones

10. STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY

Location: HYDERABAD, TELANGANA

Established Year: 1829

It has an impressive collection of 5,01,861 books. It also has a collection of about 17,000 rare and valuable manuscripts dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries

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