National Library, Kolkata

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Address: Belvedere Rd, Block A, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027, India

Phone: +91-3324792968

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About National Library, Kolkata

Book lovers will definitely love to come here! This is one place where you can get all kind of books regardless of their genre and variety. Add its architecture and ambience to it, and you've got a perfect way to spend few hours splendidly. The library is nestled in an old colonial building and it also happens to be one of the largest museums in Kolkata. Come here to spend few hours reading about the heritage of India. If you are with family it is even better as children would get to learn a lot here. Not only this, the place is also close to other attractions like Alipore zoo and Taj Hotel which only adds to its charm.

National Library Information

  • Pets are not allowed.

National Library Opening and Closing Hours

  • Entry is free.

How To reach National Library by Public Transport

  • Bus AC-12D, S-45 to Kothari hospital, buses to Jali Gate.

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  • One the oldest libraries in India. And the architecture of this building is excellent. The collection of books is so large. You can find almost every book here. There's a good collection of old and every rare books. There are more than 2.2 million books. Large space of seating and reading. Perfect atmosphere for researching on something by taking a book from there. There's a auditorium with capacity of 500+ people. Though this building needs maintenance now.

  • National Library, Kolkata is under massive renovation programs. The massive ūüĆ≤ are shedding their dead leaves. New leaves have started coming. Altogether they are declaring the onset of spring. Beautifully maintained lawns, roads, continuous cleaning by gardening staff added with bright sunlight is a thing of joy for everyone. This hard earned silence automatically helps the readers/ researchers to concentrate on books etc. Everyone must visit the place.

  • One of the oldest library.Huge collection of books and journals. Nice and calm atmosphere. In mine, best place for gathering knowledge & resach work.

  • I love the place. The atmosphere is too good. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The collection of books is very large.

  • The¬†National Library¬†on the¬†Belvedere Estatein¬†Alipore,¬†Kolkata,¬†is the largest library in¬†India¬†by volume and India's library of¬†public record.It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve printed material produced in India. The library is situated on the scenic 30-acre (12¬†ha)¬†Belvedere Estate. It is the largest in India with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books.

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