Friday, 4 April 2014

The Anna Centenary Library - Kotturpuram - Chennai

The Anna Centenary Library,  at Kotturpuram in the Chennai city, is set to become a treasure trove for book lovers and research scholars. The eight-storied complex, which is scheduled to be completed soon, will house about 12 lakh books, e-journals and e-books on a wide variety of subjects.
The public library, have four lakh books, one lakh e-journals and 50,000 to one lakh e-books in the first year and the number of books would be increased steadily in the next three years. While the children’s section would have about 40,000 titles, besides journals and short films, the Braille section on the ground floor would have a minimum of 25,000 titles and also talking books.

A separate floor had been planned for Tamil language, for which a hunt had been launched to collect rare manuscripts. The fourth floor had been dedicated to Dravidian and other Indian languages. The library complex, coming up on eight acres of land, will have a capacity of 1,250 people. It will also house a separate auditorium with a capacity to seat 1,280 people and an amphitheatre on the terrace.

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