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Address: Pantheon Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 60008, India
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A huge collection of books. You can find some old.. rare books here. Not jus the library, the nearby museum and the surrounding lawns are a good spot for some peaceful time and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Shankar N
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A huge collection of books. You can find some old.. rare books here. Not jus the library, the nearby museum and the surrounding lawns are a good spot for some peaceful time and get soaked in the history. Very very cheap and very good place in the midst of the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

At first, you enter the "new" building. It is shocking to see all the books rotting in the shelves, the claustrophobic rooms ... the years of neglect. But when you manage to find the way across to the old library (reading room first floor right back corner), it becomes a different story altogether.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is one of the famous and old libraries in Asia. Here you can find lot of old books and there are many sections as well. People who love reading must visit this place atleast once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The public library is interesting but if you go out of the main library using the overhead tunnel bridge you will come to a part that is not open to the public but is a real hidden gem, beautiful stained glass windows, fantastic old teak library shelves stuffed with books including one of the first bikes in Chennai. Up stairs... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a well known public library in Chennai and its collection is huge. The library can be visited if you are a book lover

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

One of the National Depository Libraries in India which would receive a copy of all the books, newspaper & periodicals published in India. It has a mammoth collection but readers misplace the books which makes is extremely difficult to locate the book we're looking for.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

What more you need ,When you get whatever you are searching for.Friendly Librarian and computer system to help you in locating your book need.Only thing is over crowded and poorly maintained place.The place needs a urgent makeover and renovation.Once done there cant be a better place for Bookworms.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I frequently visit Connemara Library. No membership is needed for reading books here. In case you want to borrow books from here, you need to become a member. There are totally four floors. All kinds of books are there. It is very useful for mu academic purpose. The library is air conditioned and comfortable.

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Recently I visited this library.The library is too old one and not maintained properly.We have a huge collection of old and new books available.We have membership options too.We have amul milk parlor nearby wherein we can have some good milk and now we have offers for book purchase too.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

Connemara public library is one of my favourite place in the city. The library stacks a wide range of books, magazines, journals, e-books and more. I had spent a lot of time here during my M.Phil dissertation and it has helped me immensely to widen my knowledge and deepen my understanding in a variety of fields.

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