Places Near Marina Beach Chennai- Connemera Library

Connemera Library is a famed library in India.
It is history dates back to 18th century.
It has one of the largest collection of books that one could hardly imagine.
You will be amazed by tons of books around you .
In 1861, Chennai saw a new landmark - The Connemara library, a treasure trove of books, periodicals and newspapers.
This library was named after the then Governor of Madras Lord Connemara.
Boasting a collection of over 600000 books, the Connemara Library houses a hall for periodicals, reference room, IAS study centre, books in Indian languages and a Braille library.

Chennai Connemara Library holds pride of place as one of India's four national depository libraries.
The Connemara Library was conceived on the lines of the British Museum Library. With its stained glass panels and ornate wooden carvings, this building stands testimony to old British architecture.

Some of the historical collections of the library include The Bible (1608), The German Copy of 'Anthony and Cleopatra' and many more.
Old volumes are painstakingly covered with chiffon cloth. The library automation is under progress and would be ready for use.

Rules And Regulations:
Duly filled application form provided by the library.

Attach a Xerox copy of the applicant's photo identification proof.

The form must be attested by level A or B grade officer of the Government of Tamil Nadu / India.

Connemera Library is located in vicinity to Marina Beach.
The library in located on Pantheon road Egmore, adjacent to the Madras Museum and Art Gallery.

Some Info:
The Library remains closed on 26th January (Republic Day), 15th August (Independence Day) , 2nd October (Mahatma Gandhi's0 birthday) and 6 Festivals viz. Pongal, Tamil New year Day , Saraswathi Pooja, Vijayadasami, Diwali and Christmas.
Library is open on all days from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm.
On Sundays, the library functions from 9.30AM to 6.00PM. The telephone number of the Connemara Library is 28193751.

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