Madras Literary Society library, Chennai – One of the Oldest library in India – Visit, Travel Guide

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Madras Literary Society library, Chennai – One of the Oldest library in India – Visit, Travel Guide

– oldest library in chennai visit photo coverage

 CasualWalker’s Rating for Madras Literary Society library, Chennai:

7.8 – Good / Nice


Recently visited the Madras Literary Society which was founded in 1812. It has around 55,000 oldest and rare book collections, in its subscription library. This library was associated with the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The Madras Literary Society is a treasure trove of archaic books and venerable first editions from the 16th century.

This library preserve letters from Subhash Chandra Bose while he was in Austria and Annie Besant and various historical value collectibles. The history of the Madras Literary Society can be traced back to the College of Fort St. George set up by the British East India Company in the early 1800s to help English engineers get accustomed to the vernacular language, practices and customs. In this library, we can ‘adopt a book’ to fund its restoration, and our contribution will also be acknowledged. They also organize weekend meetups and kids storytelling sessions.

Travel Guide to visiting Madras Literary Society library, Chennai

Address: 45, 16, College Rd, DPI Campus, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006.

Phone: 044 2827 9666
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday Closed

How to reach Madras Literary Society library:

On Road: Taxis, buses and hired cars are easy ways to get around

Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central (Station Code MAS) and Chennai Egmore Railway station ( Station Code MS).

Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA).

Check out and enjoy our photo captures of Madras Literary Society library at Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) Campus, Chennai.





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