List of Libraries in India

A library is known for its huge collection of data and comparable assets made available to a characterized local area for reference or learning.

The truth stays that regardless of whether the innovation is on a peak, nothing can remove the appeal of perusing a softcover book or even the sentiment of being in a library encircled by books!

The all-over environment, amazing engineering in the midst of thousands of books can make any bookaholic. Things may go back and forth yet the sensation of wistfulness while perusing, in a gigantic library will go on until the end of time.

In India, there are 54,856 public libraries beginning from English Colony Library at Chennai in 1661. 1972 was proclaimed as International Book Year with the trademark BOOKS FOR ALL.

Even before Independence, Kolhapur Princely State, in Western India passed Public Libraries Act in 1945. 19 States of the Indian Union have effectively passed the library enactment.

The public libraries of nations across the world are housed in epic condition, forcing structures. Nations with a rich compositional and archeological past frequently use structures of verifiable importance as their essential libraries.

It is nothing unexpected that India, perhaps the most socially honored nation on the planet, has an incalculable number of libraries that would embarrass the best public libraries out there.

Here is the list of national libraries in India

Sr. No.NameCity/TownStateYear of establishment
1Gowtami GrandhalayamRajahmundryAndhra Pradesh1898
2Saraswata NiketanamVetapalemAndhra Pradesh1918
3Sarvottama GranthalayamVijayawadaAndhra Pradesh1987
4Visakhapatnam Public LibraryVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh1996
5Khuda Bakhsh Oriental LibraryPatnaBihar1891
6Sinha LibraryPatnaBihar1924
7Delhi Public LibraryDelhiDelhi1951
8Nehru Memorial Museum & LibraryDelhiDelhi1966
9Dr Francisco Luis Gomes District LibraryMargaoGoa2010
10Goa State Central LibraryPanajiGoa1832
11Goa University LibraryTaleigãoGoa1985
12Bookworm Children’s LibraryTaleigãoGoa2004
13Andrews LibrarySuratGujarat1850
14Kavi Narmad Central LibrarySuratGujarat1991
15Mysore University LibraryMysuruKarnataka1918
16State Central LibraryThiruvananthapuramKerala1829
17Ernakulam Public LibraryKochiKerala1870
18Asiatic Society of MumbaiMumbaiMaharashtra1804
19Central Library, IIT BombayMumbaiMaharashtra1958
20David Sassoon LibraryMumbaiMaharashtra
21Harekrushna Mahtab State LibraryBhubaneswarOdisha1959
22Romain Rolland LibraryPondicherryPuducherry1827
23Prakrit Bharati AcademyJaipurRajasthan1977
24University of Rajasthan LibraryJaipurRajasthan1949
25Adyar LibraryChennaiTamil Nadu1886
26Anna Centenary LibraryChennaiTamil Nadu2010
27Connemara Public LibraryChennaiTamil Nadu1890
28Roja Muthiah Research LibraryChennaiTamil Nadu1994
29Mahakavi Bharathi Memorial LibraryErodeTamil Nadu1921
30Daniel Poor Memorial LibraryMaduraiTamil Nadu1915
31Saraswathi Mahal LibraryTanjoreTamil Nadu1535
32British LibraryHyderabadTelangana1979
33State Central LibraryHyderabadTelangana1891
34Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha NilayamHyderabadTelangana1901
35City Central LibraryHyderabadTelangana1960
36Allahabad Public LibraryAllahabadUttar Pradesh1864
37Maulana Azad LibraryAligarhUttar Pradesh1877
38Raza LibraryRampurUttar Pradesh
39Sayaji Rao Gaekwad LibraryVaranasiUttar Pradesh1917
40National Library of IndiaKolkataWest Bengal1836
41North Bengal State LibraryCooch BeharWest Bengal1882

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