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Libraries in chennai

Discussion in 'Chennai' started by Shanvy, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi All,

    I am a voracious reader. i have been buying books for quite sometime. now have stopped for two reasons. I am not finding space to display.all are packed in cartons:-( and also to reduce my carbon print on earth (have been told by friends that even books we buy cause carbon emission.) so my contribution this way to saving earth. but i still cant resist buying some books.:mad:. so alternative to hit the libraries...:2thumbsup:

    Here, I try to track out the libraries in and around chennai both public and private. Private the membership fees start from a minimum of Rs.150 (from 10 when i was a kid) to upto Rs.500.the rental for the books has now become the same in most of the them at % on the books.(mostly 10)

    Here goes the list, readers do provide the names missed out.

    MADRAS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Chepauk Campus,
    Chepauk,
    Kamarajar Salai,
    Chennai - 5

    Ph : 25368778

    AMERICAN LIBRARY Consulate of America,
    Cathedral Road
    Chennai - 86.
    Ph : 28112005,

    Alliance Francaise Of Madras 40, College Road Nungambakkam Chennai - 600006

    Ph: 28279803
    Alliance Française - About Us


    ANNA ARIVALAYAM LIBRARY

    Arivalayam Campus,
    Teynampet,
    Chennai - 18

    Ph : 24320266

    BARATHIAR ILLAM LIBRARY

    83, T.P. Kovil Street,
    Triplicane,
    Chennai - 5

    Ph : 28442227


    PERIYAR NINAIVU LIBRARY
    Periyar Thidal,
    EVK Sampath Salai,
    Chennai - 7
    Ph : 25386555



    MARAIMALAIADIGAL LIBRARY
    120, (261-U)
    Lingi Chetty Street,
    Parry's Corner
    Chennai - 1
    Ph : 25268066


    BRITISH COUNCIL
    L.A. Building,
    735, Anna Salai
    Chennai - 2
    Ph : 28525002

    RAJA MUTHAIAH LIBRARY
    Plot No. 360/4,
    Mugapair East,
    Chennai - 50
    Ph : 26560024

    CHENNAI MAHA JANA LIBRARY
    Anna Salai,
    Back of LIC
    Chennai - 2

    SECRETARIET LIBRARY
    Secretariet, Fort St.George,
    Chennai - 9
    Ph : 25672114

    CONNEMARA PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Pantheon Road,
    Chennai - 8
    Ph : 281937751
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    SRI RAMAKRISHNA MUTT LIBRARY
    31, R.K. Mutt Road,
    Mylapore, Chennai - 4
    Ph : 24941231


    DEVANEYA PAVANAR LIBRARY
    735, Anna Salai,
    Chennai - 2
    Ph : 28524765

    SOVIETH CULTURAL LIBRARY
    Kasthuri Ranga Road,
    Alwarpet, Chennai - 18
    Behind Chola Sheraton


    DISTRICT CENTRAL LIBRARY
    Pavanar Library,
    735, Anna Salai,
    Chennai - 2
    Ph : 28524765

    Sri Ramachandra Harvard Learning CentreTel: 24768403


    THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    Theosophical Campus,
    Adyar,
    Chennai - 20
    Ph : 24911338

    Other private Lending Libraries :

    Easwari Lending Library
    250, Avvai Shanmugam Salai
    Chennai - 600086
    Tel: 28279765

    Eloor Library
    Kasi Arcade,
    T-Nagar,
    Chennai - 600 017,
    Ph: 828 2876



    Jaico Book Agency Publishing House
    59 - A, Montieth Road,
    Egmore
    Chennai - 600008
    Phone: 28554260

    Murugan Lending Library
    2, Sardar Patel Road,
    Basement
    Chennai - 600020
    Ph: 24453475

    Nalayani Devi Lending Library
    13, M. G. Road
    Shastri Nagar, Adyar
    Chennai - 600020
    Phone: 24916445

    Rajeswari Lending Library
    95, Kutchery Road,
    Mylapore
    Chennai - 600004
    Tel: 24956825

    Reading Circle For Children
    Rams Flat No 8
    Ist Floor,
    4, Railway Border Road
    Kodambakkam
    Chennai - 600024
    Phone: 23720957

    Ramona`s Library,
    A K 57, Valluvar Kottam High Road
    NungambakkamChennai - 600034
    Phone: 26280259

    Sharon Snap Shot
    17 / 3, Balamuthu Street
    Ellis Road (Behind Devi Theatre)
    Chennai - 600002
    Tel: 28588904


    Sri New Model Magazines Cir Library
    26, Srinivasa Apts,
    Srinivasa Avenue Road
    R. A. Puram
    Chennai - 600028
    Phone: 24952243

    Senthil Lending Library
    6 / 4, 3rd Cross Street
    R. A. Puram
    Chennai - 600028
    Phone: 28230145

    Spot Circulation Library
    15, South Canal Bank Road
    Mandaveli
    Chennai - 600028
    Phone: 24939957

    Sree Renga Lending Library,
    College Road,
    Palavanthangal,
    Chennai



     
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  2. manjumnair

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    Hi Shnathi,

    Good work... I like to read a lot... but doesn't get time... Used to buy books and read so that I can add them to my collection...I didn't know about the Carbon emission part of storing the books.

    You have provided a good list of lending libraries... :yes:. Thank you.
     
  3. Shanvy

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    hi manju,

    You are welcome. I started compiling this for veda as he is a fan of J.T.Edison novels. and we are trying to locate certain series for buying.

    you can also add libraries in your neighbourhood
     
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    Hi,
    That was very useful.I intend to visit them when i get back to india.I would to inform a site for book lovers Shelfari - Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! where we can know about books and other readers interests and what ther r reading.Give a try.
     
  5. Shanvy

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    Hi supriya,

    Welcome. I just saw the website. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hi ,

    Thanks for the very valuable info on Libraries. It was immensely useful.

    Meenu
     
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    Hi everybody

    i am also a big reader and have a lot of books. Now i donate them to the charity where you can buy second-hand books.

    i am wondering if i can found French novel in Madras? i did see u put the French alliance thanks for the address.

    bye
     
  8. Shanvy

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    huma,

    There are treasure troves in the libraries.. state owned...french books are available there...

    you are welcome....

    I have stopped buying books, as I don't have space to store, and cannot part with the books.. I just pick up the books from the library...

    And my librarian is such a nice old man, who gets any book you ask...
     
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    good information.my favourite was and still is connemara public library since my school days from early eighties.at that timeit was closed only 3 days in a year. republic day,independence day and gandhi jayanthi.and one time fee or advance deposit was rs 20.which was refunded when u cancel the membership. those were my golden days.
     
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    Goodper,

    Thank you. Yes I heard that from about connemara library. Now the member ship has increased.
     

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