State Central Library

4.62 Votes
  • Address: Mahathma Gandhi Road, Opp. University Men's Hostel, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033, Trivandrum, India
  • Phone: +91-4712322895
  • Tags: Library, Family And Kids

You can certainly plan a trip to the State Central Library, Kerala to witness a library that holds great historical importance. It was Swathi Thirunal of Travancore who took the initiative to build this library and started it in the year 1829. The place is also known as Trivandrum Public Library. The building of the library carries Gothic styled infrastructure and the place boasts a huge collection of books along with a separate library section for the children. Books written in various languages like Malayalam, Hindi, English, and Sanskrit can be found here. The library also features Internet Browsing Centre and British Library Collection along with a Digital Library which you will definitely find interesting.

How to Reach State Central Library

  • Buses to stop : LMS Jn.
  • Buses to stop : Palayam Bus Stop

  • State Central Library Address: Mahathma Gandhi Road, Opp. University Men's Hostel, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033, Trivandrum, India
  • State Central Library Contact Number: +91-4712322895
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State Central Library Reviews & Ratings

  • Perfect ambiance for those who want to relax with a book on a quiet day. Also recommended for those who would like a temporary reprieve from the sun.

  • Biggest and best library in Kerala. They do organize public functions, discussion forums on newly published Books.

  • The place is well and fine but it is a bit sad that they do not let you take printed notes inside the library, not even the reading rooms. It would be great if something was done about that. There are lots of students who prefer to study at the library and would want to take their notes inside.

  • Biggest and first public library in Kerala. Lot's of books in various categories. Book's mainly available in two section , Main library and British library. All types of book's in various subjects are available here. Books are available for loan and references. One have to take primary membership here. The next thing is about the architecture.. Wonderful.. it's very old building. Even if it's in the Thiruvananthapuram city centre here it is very calm, cool and quite place. Happy to be a member of State Central Library

  • Best library. Good reference section. Working time of library 8am-2pm and break between 2pm-3pm then 3-8 pm. Sunday only 8am to 2pm. Second saturday holiday. You can reserve a book online from library website.Taking membership is a good thing in life.

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